couchant

[ kou-chuh nt ]
/ ˈkaʊ tʃənt /
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adjective

lying down; crouching.
Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as lying on its stomach with its hind legs and forelegs pointed forward.

Nearby words

  1. couch grass,
  2. couch potato,
  3. couch roll,
  4. couch-grass,
  5. couch-surf,
  6. coucher,
  7. couchette,
  8. couching,
  9. couché,
  10. coudé

Origin of couchant

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of coucher to lay or lie. See couch, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for couchant

couchant

/ (ˈkaʊtʃənt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry in a lying positiona lion couchant

Word Origin for couchant

C15: from French: lying, from Old French coucher to lay down; see couch

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