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adj. Heraldry
Lying down with the head raised.

[Middle English, from Old French, present participle of couchier, to lie down; see couch.]
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(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry in a lying position: a lion couchant.
[C15: from French: lying, from Old French coucher to lay down; see couch]
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(ˈkaʊ tʃənt)

(of a heraldic animal) lying down with the hind legs and forelegs pointed forward.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of coucher to lay, lie. See couch, -ant]
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- Describing a cat sitting with its body resting on its legs and its head raised.
See also related terms for resting.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.couchant - lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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adj (Her) → liegend
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