• Released: March 20, 2016
• Tags: markdown

# Definition Lists¶

## Summary¶

The Definition Lists extension adds the ability to create definition lists in Markdown documents.

This extension is included in the standard Markdown library.

## Syntax¶

Definition lists are defined using the syntax established in PHP Markdown Extra.

Thus, the following text (taken from the above referenced PHP documentation):

Apple
:   Pomaceous fruit of plants of the genus Malus in
the family Rosaceae.

Orange
:   The fruit of an evergreen tree of the genus Citrus.


will be rendered as:

<dl>
<dt>Apple</dt>
<dd>Pomaceous fruit of plants of the genus Malus in
the family Rosaceae.</dd>

<dt>Orange</dt>
<dd>The fruit of an evergreen tree of the genus Citrus.</dd>
</dl>


## Usage¶

See Extensions for general extension usage, specify markdown.extensions.def_list as the name of the extension.

This extension does not accept any special configuration options.

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