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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, devouring or swallowing: noting a serpent or other creature of prey.

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  • Blazoners also used the terms ingulphant, ingullant, and engulphant when a whale or whale head erased was involved in the swallowing up.

    October 4, 2011

  • Devouring. In heraldry, "this term...is used in Blazonry to express the action of any Animal, Fish, Bird, or Reptile, devouring or swallowing up another creature." (1766, Dictionary of Heraldry, cited in OED)

    February 5, 2007