jessant

jessant

[jes-uhnt]
adjective Heraldry.
1.
shooting up, as a plant.
2.
coming forth; issuant.

Origin:
1600–10; perhaps alteration of obsolete issant issuant, by association with obsolete jessant (of a charge) lying on top of another charge < Middle French gesant (present participle of gesirLatin jacēre to lie), equivalent to ges- lie + -ant -ant

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