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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