hauriant

[hawr-ee-uh nt]

adjective Heraldry.

(of a fish) represented as erect, with the head upward: a dolphin hauriant.

Origin of hauriant

1565–75; variant of haurient < Latin haurient- (stem of hauriēns) drawing, scooping up, present participle of haurīre; see haustellum, -ant, -ent
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