equitant - meaning and definition. What is equitant
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·adj Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback.
II. Equitant ·adj Overlapping each other;
- said of leaves whose bases are folded so as to overlap and bestride the leaves within or above them, as in the iris.
¦ adjective Botany (of a leaf) having its base folded and partly enclosing the leaf next above it, as in an iris.
C18: from L. equitant-, equitare 'ride a horse'.