Imbricate Im"bri*cate, Imbricated Im"bri*ca`ted, a. [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.] 1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile. [1913 Webster]

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 [ae]stivation. [1913 Webster]

3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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