|1.||architect relating to or having tiles, shingles, or slates that overlap|
|2.||botany (of leaves, scales, etc) overlapping each other|
|3.||(tr) to decorate with a repeating pattern resembling scales or overlapping tiles|
|[C17: from Latin imbricāre to cover with overlapping tiles, from imbrex pantile]|
imbricate im·bri·cate (ĭm'brĭ-kāt') or im·bri·cat·ed (ĭm'brĭ-kā'tĭd)
Having the edges overlapping in a regular arrangement like roof tiles or the scales of a fish.