imbrex

[im-breks, -briks]
noun, plural im·bri·ces [im-bruh-seez, -bri-keys] /ˈɪm brəˌsiz, -brɪˌkeɪs/.
  1. a convex tile, used especially in ancient Rome to cover joints in a tile roof.
  2. Architecture. one of the scales in ornamental imbrication.

Origin of imbrex

1855–60; < Latin, equivalent to imbr- (stem of imber) rainstorm + -ex noun suffix
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