Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In heraldry, turned in a way contrary to the usual position, or with the back displayed instead of the front. Thus, an eagle recursant shows the back of the bird with the wings crossed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Her.) Displayed with the back toward the spectator; -- said especially of an eagle.

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  • adjective heraldry Having its back towards the observer; said especially of an eagle.

Etymologies

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Latin recursans, -antis, present participle of recursare to run back, v. freq. of recurrere. See recure.

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