verb (used with or without object), im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing.
Origin of imbricate
Examples from the Web for imbricate
Historical Examples of imbricate
The first and oldest of these varieties is generally called Scale or Imbricate armour.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
Calyx 5-parted, valvate in the staminate flowers, imbricate in the pistillate.
Head small: base of the wings covered with conspicuous, lengthened, imbricate scales.Zoological Illustrations, Volume III
Scales on the back rounded, quincuncial, imbricate; those on the belly similar to those on the back and on the sides.Reptiles and Birds
Head large, covered with small rather unequal not imbricate scales.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes
adjective (ˈɪmbrɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt) imbricated
Word Origin 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.