adjective nais·sant \-ənt\

Definition of naissant

  1. 1 heraldry a :  issuant b :  rising or issuing from the middle of an ordinary (as a fess) in the instance of an animal with only the upper part visible

  2. 2 :  nascent

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Origin and Etymology of naissant

Middle French, present participle of naitre to be born, from Latin nascere, from nasci — more at nation

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