Definition of Rousant

1. a. Rising; -- applied to a bird in the attitude of rising; also, sometmes, to a bird in profile with wings addorsed.



Definition of Rousant

1. Adjective. (heraldry) rising; applied to a bird in the attitude of rising, or in profile with wings addorsed ¹

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Definition of Rousant

1. rising as a bird [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rousant

rouning
rouns
rounsey
rounseys
roup
roup sale
rouped
roupet
roupier
roupiest
roupily
rouping
roupit
roups
roupy
rousant (current term)
rouse
rouseabout
rouseabouts
roused
rouseite
rouser
rousers
rouses
rousing
rousingly
rousseaus
roussette

Literary usage of Rousant

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1. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"7), cf. rousant. ROMPU—Fracted or broken (v. Plate XIV.). ROSE—In modern cadency is ... rousant—Said of swans with wings endorsed and preparing for flight. ..."

2. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"ED. II. Rouke: old fr. for Chess-rook. Rounded, (fr. arrondie), eg of a .Mirror. rousant. See riling under Wingi. Rouvre, (fr.): a knotted oak. Rowan tree. ..."

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