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- adj. Overlapping, like scales or roof-tiles; intertwined.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. overlapping or layered as scales or shingles; -- used especially of leaves or bracts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as imbricate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles
The caps are usually clustered and imbricated, that is, they overlap.
The hawks-bill turtle, which gains that name from its narrow, sharp, and curved beak, like that of a hawk, is also called the imbricated turtle, because its scales overlap each other at their extremities, as tiles are placed on the roofs of houses.
I walked to a fragrant climbing rose, Madame Alfred Carriere in spectacular bloom, the snowy imbricated petals almost glowing in the predawn shadows.
And for all the dazzle of modernity the simple, stolid book is still the best way to tell an elaborate, imbricated, enchanted tale.
Moreover, part of the difficulty in reading Hegel lies in the fact that epistemological issues are always imbricated with ontological issues.
The personal is always imbricated with the landscape (a la Hardy): there is something so familiar in what is said
McCain, like Bush before him, is deeply imbricated in the radical religious constituency that buttresses his party.
Gender as a class-system is imbricated with economic class, and with race and nationality.
Senator Clinton's position is symptomatic of a deeply troubling, imbricated pattern of her campaign: selectively playing-by-the-rules, while universally claiming the high ground as both moral leader and political victim.
It is imbricated with what Carole Pateman called the "sexual contract," a deeply-rooted cultural notion that women have to exchange obedience to one man for protection from all other men.