adjective[usually postpositive] Heraldry
- (Of an animal) lying with the body resting on the legs and the head raised: two lions couchantMore 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).
More definitions of couchantDefinition of couchant in:
- The British & World English dictionary