- a collection of pastoral poems (42–37 b.c.) by Vergil.
- a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.
- a pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy
“short poem,” especially a pastoral dialogue, mid-15c., from Latin ecloga “selection, short poem, eclogue,” from Greek ekloge “selection,” from eklegein “to select” (see eclectic).