imbricate

imbricate
  Overlapping, e.g. the leaflets of many Encephalartos species.
  See also incubous, succubous.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbricate — Im bri*cate, v. t. To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imbricate — index overlap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • imbricate — (v.) 1704 (implied in imbricated), from L. imbricatus covered with tiles, pp. of imbricare to cover with rain tiles (see IMBRICATION (Cf. imbrication)). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating …   Etymology dictionary

  • imbricate — [im′bri kit; ] also, and for v. always [, im′brikāt΄] adj. [LL imbricatus, pp. of L imbricare, to cover with gutter tiles < imbrax, gutter tile < imber, rain < IE base * ṃbh , var. of * nebh , moist, water > Gr nephos, cloud, Ger… …   English World dictionary

  • imbricate — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin imbricatus, past participle of imbricare to cover with pantiles, from Latin imbric , imbrex pantile, from imbr , imber rain; akin to Greek ombros rain Date: circa 1610 lying lapped over each other in regular… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imbricate —   a. overlapping; v.i. & t. be or make imbricate.    ♦ imbrication, n. intricacy.    ♦ imbricative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • imbricate chiefly Zoology & Botany — verb ɪmbrɪkeɪt [usu. as adjective imbricated] arrange in an overlapping manner like roof tiles. adjective ɪmbrɪkət (of scales, sepals, etc.) having adjacent edges overlapping. Compare with valvate. Derivatives imbrication noun Origin C17 (in the …   English new terms dictionary

  • imbricate cactus — čerpėtasis lazduvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cylindropuntia imbricata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cylindropuntia imbricata angl. candelabrum cactus; cane cactus; cane… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • imbricate — overlapping like shingles on a roof (with reference to scales). Sometimes used to indicate a complex pattern made up of small parts …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • imbricate — imbricately, adv. imbricative, adj. adj. /im bri kit, kayt /; v. /im bri kayt /, adj., v., imbricated, imbricating. adj. 1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as… …   Universalium

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