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Meaning of DECRESCENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*cres"cent\, a. [L. decrescens, p. pr. of
    decrescere. See {Decrease}.]
    Becoming less by gradual diminution; decreasing; as, a
    decrescent moon.
    
    
  2. \De*cres"cent\, n. (Her.)
    A crescent with the horns directed towards the sinister.
    --Cussans.
    
    
 

 

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