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Fierce animals are “_vorant_” of their prey, when represented in the act of devouring it.
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hernesheir commented on the word vorant
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
chained_bear commented on the word vorant
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