couchant definition by Webster's New World
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- lying down: said esp. of animals
- Heraldry lying down or crouching, but keeping the head up: a lion couchant
Origin: French couchant, present participle of coucher: see couch
couchant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Lying down with the head raised.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, present participle of couchier, to lie down; see couch.