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Noun: parable  per-u-bul [N. Amer], pa-ru-bul [Brit]
  1. A short moral story (often with animal characters)
    - fable, allegory, apologue, exemplum
  2. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
    "the parable of the prodigal son"

Derived forms: parables

Type of: story

Encyclopedia: Parable