couchant

adjective
couch·ant | \ˈkau̇-chənt \

Definition of couchant 

: lying down especially with the head up a heraldic lion couchant

First Known Use of couchant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for couchant

Middle English, from Anglo-French cuchant, from present participle of coucher

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