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Meaning of NATANT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Na"tant\, a. [L. natans, -antis, from swim, v. intens.
fr. nare to swim: cf. F. natant.]
1. (Bot.) Floating in water, as the leaves of water lilies,
   or submersed, as those of many aquatic plants.

2. (Her.) Placed horizontally across the field, as if
   swimmimg toward the dexter side; said of all sorts of
   fishes except the flying fish.

 

 

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