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apologue (n.)

"moral fable, fictitious story intended to convey useful truths," 1550s, from French apologue, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos "a story, tale, fable," from apo "off, away from" (see apo-) + logos "speech" (see Logos). Literally, "(that which comes) from a speech."

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Definitions of apologue from WordNet

apologue (n.)
a short moral story (often with animal characters);
Synonyms: fable / parable / allegory
From wordnet.princeton.edu