"imbricated" Definition

  1. a. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
  2. a. 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. a. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.

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Position in dictionary: 48741 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a.,
Words that start with "imbricated": 1
Words that end with "imbricated": 1
Words that contain "imbricated": 1
Next words in dictionary: imbrication, imbricative, imbrocado, imbrocadoes, imbrocata, imbroccata, imbroglio, imbroglios, imbrown, imbrue
Previous words in dictionary: imbricate, imbreed, imbrangle, imbraid, imbracery, imbox, imbowment, imbower, imbowel, imbow

English Dictionary Definition of imbricated

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