noun. Sometimes, “love triangle” doesn’t quite cover the romantic possibilities, wacky misadventures, and geometric permutations, which in this case go up to warp factor 16.
Real citation: “Oh, don't even get me started on the love hexadecagon from hell that's on it's way... I just hope all turns out well for Palex.”
(March 30, 2007, Fan Forum, http://www.fanforum.com/f191/hot-chicks-paige-alex-6-because-they-still-have-some-catching-up-do-62795732/index2.html)
Made-up citation: "Note to contributing writers: from now on, orgies, clusterfucks, and cuddle puddles will be referred to as love octagons, love hexadecagons, etc. Consult the appropriate chart as necessary."