adjective[usually postpositive] Heraldry
(Of an animal) lying with the body resting on the legs and the head raised: two lions couchant
More example sentences
- Lions couchant are carved above the smaller arches and the structure is covered with Tasmanian stone.
- There was a soiled and tawdry mirror above a massive metal and marble clock supported by a lion couchant on the mantelshelf.
late Middle English: French, 'lying', present participle of coucher (see couch1).
Definition of couchant in:
- The US English dictionary