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couchant

[ kou-chuhnt ]
/ 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.
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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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