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五段動詞 — consonant verb (English)
One of the verb types of the modern Japanese language. When they are conjugated, the flexible stem ending can take all of the five columns of the Hiragana 50-sounds-table (a-e-i-o-u). In Latin script, these verbs have a fixed stem that ends in a consonant.

The original Japanese definition:

五段動詞 (Japanese)
日本語の口語文法の動詞類のひとつ。現代仮名遣いにおいて活用語尾が五十音図の「アイウエオ」の五つの段全部にわたって変化することをいう。

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