Bot. overlapping: said of a leaf whose base overlaps and covers partly the leaf above it, as in the iris
Origin of equitantClassical Latin equitans, present participle of equitare: see equitation
Overlapping at the base to form a flat, fanlike arrangement in two ranks, as the leaves of some irises.
Origin of equitantLatin equitans, equitant-, present participle of equitare, to ride horseback, from eques, equit-, horseman, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.