verb (used with or without object), im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing.
Origin of imbricate
Examples from the Web for imbricate
The imbricate and the convolute modes sometimes vary one into the other, especially in the corolla.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Head small: base of the wings covered with conspicuous, lengthened, imbricate scales.Zoological Illustrations, Volume III|William Swainson
Head large, covered with small rather unequal not imbricate scales.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.|J Lort Stokes
In habit it is like that of the tea, but the buds are covered with imbricate scales.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
Imbricate: arranged or appearing like the scales on a fish or the shingles on a roof.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for imbricate
adjective (ˈɪmbrɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt) imbricated
Word Origin for imbricate
Word Origin and History for imbricate
1704 (implied in imbricated), from Latin imbricatus "covered with tiles," past participle of imbricare "to cover with rain tiles" (see imbrication). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating.