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haurient

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːrɪənt
 
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Definition of haurient in English:

adjective

[postpositive] Heraldry
(Of a fish or marine creature) depicted swimming vertically, typically with the head upwards.
Example sentences
  • The Lucy, or Pike, is emblazoned haurient, or gasping as when caught in a lake; and was the ensign of the barony of Lucy from its first foundation.
  • One of the most ancient and frequently recurrent of the many coats-of-arms of the Whaley family is described as follows: ARMS: Argent, three whale's heads erased haurient sable.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin haurient- 'drawing in (air, water, etc.)', from the verb haurire.

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