Equitant
Equitant Eq"ui*tant, a. [L. equitans, -antis, p. pr. of equitare to ride, fr. eques horseman, fr. equus horse.] 1. Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Overlapping each other; -- said of leaves whose bases are folded so as to overlap and bestride the leaves within or above them, as in the iris. [1913 Webster]


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  • équitant — équitant, ante [ ekitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1846; lat. equitans « chevauchant », de equitare → équitation ♦ Bot. Cotylédons équitants, pliés en deux et emboîtés. ● équitant, équitante adjectif (latin equitans, antis, de equitare, chevaucher) Se dit d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • équitant — équitant, ante (é kui tan, tan t ; ui prononcé comme dans huile) adj. Terme de botanique. Se dit des feuilles pliées longitudinalement, à cheval l une sur l autre, chez les iris. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. equitare, aller à cheval, de equus, cheval …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • equitant — [ek′wi tənt] adj. [L equitans, prp. of equitare: see EQUITATION] Bot. overlapping: said of a leaf whose base overlaps and covers partly the leaf above it, as in the iris …   English World dictionary

  • equitant — /ek wi teuhnt/, adj. Bot. straddling or overlapping, as leaves whose bases overlap the leaves above or within them. [1820 30; < L equitant (s. of equitans) (prp. of equitare to ride), equiv. to equit (s. of eques; see EQUITES) + ant ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • equitant — [ ɛkwɪt(ə)nt] adjective Botany (of a leaf) having its base folded and partly enclosing the leaf next above it, as in an iris. Origin C18: from L. equitant , equitare ride a horse …   English new terms dictionary

  • equitant — ˈekwəd.ənt, wətənt also wətənt adjective Etymology: Latin equitant , equitans, present participle of equitare to ride on horseback, from equit , eques horseman more at eques of leaves : overlapping each other transversely at the base (as in an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • equitant — adjective overlapping at the base …   Wiktionary

  • equitant — eq·ui·tant …   English syllables

  • equitant — /ˈɛkwətənt/ (say ekwuhtuhnt) adjective straddling or overlapping, as leaves whose bases overlap the leaves above or within them. {Latin equitans, present participle, riding} …   Australian English dictionary

  • demi-equitant — see demi 13 …   Useful english dictionary

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