hauriant

adjective
hau·​ri·​ant
variants: or less commonly haurient \ ˈhȯrēənt , ˈhau̇r-​ \

Definition of hauriant

heraldry, of a fish or water animal
: being in pale with the head up as if rising for air — compare urinant

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History and Etymology for hauriant

Latin haurient-, hauriens, present participle of haurire to draw (as water), drain, devour

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