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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Heraldry Designating an animal with only the upper part depicted.
  • adj. Archaic Emerging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. issuing, emerging
  • adj. Having only the upper half depicted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Issuing or coming up; -- a term used to express a charge or bearing rising or coming out of another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Emerging: in heraldry, said of a beast of which only the upper half is seen.

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