Definition of engrailed in English:

engrailed

Line breaks: en|grailed

adjective

chiefly Heraldry
  • Having semicircular indentations along the edge. Compare with invected.
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    • Nevertheless, the potential role of the engrailed gene in segmentation has been the focus of comparative studies.
    • For the Oriel Hall coat of arms this has been changed to a gold lion rampant on a blue field within a gold engrailed border.

Origin

late Middle English (as verb engrail): from Old French engresler 'make thin', from en- (expressing a change of state) + gresle 'thin', from Latin gracilis.

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