- a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
- a recantation.
- a poem in which the poet recants something he has said in a former poem
- rare a recantation
n.1590s, from Middle French palinod (16c.) or directly from Latin palinodia, from Greek palinoidia “poetic retraction,” from palin “again, back” (see palindrome) + oide “song” (see ode). Related: Palinodic.