guardant

adjective
guar·​dant | \ˈgär-dᵊnt \

Definition of guardant 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the head turned toward the spectator used of a heraldic animal whose body is seen from the side a lion passant guardant

guardant

noun

Definition of guardant (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

First Known Use of guardant

Adjective

1572, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guardant

Adjective

Middle French gardant, present participle of garder to guard, look at

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