Definition of Imbricated

1. Adjective. Used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles.

Exact synonyms: Imbricate
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth



Definition of Imbricated

1. Adjective. Overlapping, like scales or roof-tiles; intertwined. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imbricated

1. imbricate [v] - See also: imbricate

Medical Definition of Imbricated

1. 1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile. 2. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in aestivation. 3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern. Origin: L. Imbricatus, p.p. Of imbricare to cover with tiles, to form like a gutter tile, fr. Imbrex, -icis, a hollow tile, gutter tile, fr. Imber rain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbricated

imbraids
imbrangle
imbrangled
imbrangles
imbrangling
imbrast
imbreathe
imbreed
imbreke
imbrew
imbrewed
imbrewing
imbrews
imbrex
imbricate
imbricated (current term)
imbricates
imbricating
imbrication
imbrication lines of von Ebner
imbrications
imbricative
imbrices
imbring
imbrocado
imbrocadoes
imbroglii
imbroglio
imbroglios
imbrown

Literary usage of Imbricated

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1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Cone oblong, the few scales imbricated, expanding at maturity, persistent. ... Trees or shrubs, with scale-like imbricated persistent leaves. 1. ..."

2. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1809)
"imbricated, radiated, membranous, smooth, of a sulphureous grey; black with dense fibres beneath ; its segments pinnatifid, with dilated cloven lobes and ..."

3. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"The outer is cylindrical, of many rounded imbricated ... imbricated. Young branches downy."—Gathered at the Cape by Thunberg, as well as the following. 21. ..."

4. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Involucre of narrow and acute or acuminate bracts, only narrowly scarious-margined, much less imbricated : bristles on the receptacle sparing, ..."

5. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The greater part of the insect is clothed with small appressed scales which are imbricated or overlap, like the scales of a fish, hence the common name. ..."

6. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"... closely imbricated and appressed, lanceolate, scarcely a line long, convex and grooved on the back, bristle-tipped and ciliate : spikes strongly ..."

7. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Calyx of 4 or 5 persistent sepals, imbricated in the bud. Petals as many, almost always oblique and convolute in th« bud, deciduous or withering, ..."

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