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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lim·er·ick /ˈlɪmərɪk, ˈlɪmrɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·er·ick n.  A humorous, often nonsensical, and sometimes risqé poem of five anapestic lines, of which  lines 1, 2, and 5 are of three feet, and rhyme, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rhyme.
 Note: It often begins with "There once was a . . ." or "There was a . . ."; as --
 There was a young lady, Amanda,
 Whose Ballades Lyriques were quite fin de
 Siècle, I deem
 But her Journal Intime
 Was what sent her papa to Uganda.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: port city in southwestern Ireland
      2: a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme
         scheme aabba