rousant

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • adj. In heraldry, starting up, as from being roused or alarmed: noting a bird in the attitude of rising, as if preparing to take flight. When applied to a swan it is understood that the wings are indorsed. Also spelled roussant.

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This word comes from ‘rouse,’ which comes from the Middle English ‘rousen,’ to shake the feathers: used of a hawk.

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