a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody.
noun (pl) -ries, -ris
a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose
1809, “burlesque nonsense writing or verse,” from French amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Greek amphi- (see amphi-) + gyros “circle,” thus “circle on both sides,” or second element may be from Greek -agoria “speech” (cf. allegory, category). Related: Amphigoric.
a diploid nucleus.
a seer, the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and the brother of Alcmaeon. Historical Examples Having sent to consult the oracle of Amphilochus, he received for answer, that his affairs would go on better after his death. The Phantom World Augustin Calmet It is said that Alexander performed sacrifices in honour of Amphilochus, on account […]