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Love of the French lyric poems (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

odes

Here is my best explanation:

'lyric poems' is the definition.

(ode is a kind of lyric poem)

'love of the french' is the subsidiary indication.

'love' becomes 'o' (In tennis, 'love' means 'zero').

'of the french' becomes 'des'.

'o'+'des'='odes'

(Other definitions for odes that I've seen before include "Lyric poems", "Poems in praise", "Lyrical poems", "To a Skylark, To a Nightingale etc" and "Keats was fond of them".)

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