couchant

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adjective couch·ant \ˈkau̇-chənt\

Definition of couchant

  1. :  lying down especially with the head up <a heraldic lion couchant>

Origin and Etymology of couchant

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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