couchant

adjective
couch·​ant | \ ˈkau̇-chənt How to pronounce couchant (audio) \

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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“Couchant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couchant. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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