- Present participle of imbricate.
Variant of imbricate
- overlapping evenly, as tiles or fish scales do
- ornamented with overlapping scales or a pattern like this
Origin of imbricateLate Latin imbricatus, past participle of Classical Latin imbricare, to cover with gutter tiles ; from imbrax, gutter tile ; from imber, rain ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ṃbh-, variant, variety of an unverified form nebh-, moist, water from source Classical Greek nephos, cloud, German nebel, fog