Examples from the Web for imbrication
This imbrication is frequently of an exquisite, dull, reddish brown over an old soft yellow.Alaska|Ella Higginson
Word Origin and History for imbrication
1640s, from French imbrication, from Latin imbricare "to cover with tiles," from imbricem (nominative imbrex) "curved roof tile used to draw off rain," from imber (genitive imbris) "rain," from PIE *ombh-ro- "rain" (cf. Sanskrit abhra "cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather," Greek ombros "rain"), from root *nebh- "moist, water" (see nebula).