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- adj. Springing up or emerging; said of a plant or animal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Springing up or emerging; -- said of a plant or animal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry: Shooting up as a plant.
- Emerging: nearly the same as issuant, but applied especially to an animal which appears to emerge from the middle of an ordinary or the like, instead of its upper edge.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Heraldry — abatement, cadency, clarion, escutcheon, jessant-de-lys, rampant, talbot (I could go on for close to a thousand words as classical heraldry uses Norman French)
Report this comment to the moderators jessant Writes:
Major Woodford was of the best English blood and bore an ancient coat of arms, described as follows: Sa. three leopard's heads reversed gu. jessant-de-lis ar.
The arms of the see were: Gules, three leopard's heads reversed, jessant as many fleurs-de-lys, or.