AskDefine | Define imbricate

Dictionary Definition

imbricate adj : used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles [syn: imbricated]

Verb

1 place so as to overlap; "imbricate the roof tiles"
2 overlap; "The roof tiles imbricate"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

imbricatus, "tiled"

Adjective

  1. having regular overlapping edges; intertwined

Verb

(transitive and intransitive)
  1. to overlap in a regular pattern
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