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  1. imbricate, imbricated(adj)

    used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles

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  1. imbricated(Adjective)

    Overlapping, like scales or roof-tiles; intertwined.

  2. Origin: Participle adjective of imbricate.

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  1. Imbricated(adj)

    bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile

  2. Imbricated(adj)

    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. Imbricated(adj)

    in decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern

  4. 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.]

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