jessant

[ jes-uh nt ]
/ ˈdʒɛs ənt /

adjective Heraldry.

shooting up, as a plant.
coming forth; issuant.

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Origin of jessant

1600–10; perhaps alteration of obsolete issant issuant, by association with obsolete jessant (of a charge) lying on top of another charge < Middle French gesant (present participle of gesir ≪ Latin jacēre to lie), equivalent to ges- lie + -ant -ant
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