obumbrant


obumbrant
/ob um"breuhnt/, adj. Zool.
overhanging; projecting over another part.
[1820-30; < L obumbrant- (s. of obumbrans) (prp. of obumbrare to overshadow), equiv. to ob- OB- + umbr(are) to shade (deriv. of umbra shadow) + -ant- -ANT]

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  • Obumbrant — Ob*um brant, a. [L. obumbrans, p. pr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Overhanging; as, obumbrant feathers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obumbrant — (ˈ)ä|bəmbrənt adjective Etymology: Latin obumbrant , obumbrans, present participle of obumbrare to overshadow : overhanging obumbrant hackle feathers …   Useful english dictionary

  • obumbrant — ob·um·brant …   English syllables

  • obumbrate — obumbration, n. /ob um brayt/, v., obumbrated, obumbrating, adj. v.t. 1. to darken, overshadow, or cloud. adj. 2. Obs. overshadowed, darkened. [1505 15; < obumbratus, ptp. of obumbrare,; see OBUMBRANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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