Definition of courant in English:


Syllabification: cou·rant
Pronunciation: /ˈko͝orənt, ko͝oˈrant, ko͝oˈränt


[usually postpositive] Heraldry
  • Represented as running: white horse courant
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    • On a mount a stag courant between two laurel branches.
    • The last change was in the 1930s when a separate shield was granted to Charles Le Grice of Cornwall and the red and blue were changed into stripes and the boars courant have white spots.


early 17th century: French, 'running', present participle of courir.

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