What does the word couplet mean?

Usage examples for couplet

  1. At last one stepped forward, and named the rose, in a borrowed couplet. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. You know the couplet, Mr. Rady. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. I railed at early education, and resolved that acquired knowledge hurts a man's natural faculties; for if I had not received the first rudiments of education, I should not have been bothered with the vile couplet, and should have been able to do something on my own account. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens