Imbricate

Definition of Imbricate

Im´bri`cate
a.1.Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
2.Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in æstivation.
3.In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
v. t.1.To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.

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botany, imbricated, phytology, rough, unsmooth
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