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naissant

/ ˈneɪsənt /

adjective

  1. heraldry (of a beast) having only the forepart shown above a horizontal division of a shield


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Word History and Origins

Origin of naissant1

C16: from Old French, literally: being born. See nascent
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Example Sentences

Demi-lion naissant issues from the centre of an ordinary, and not from behind it.

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