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[kou-chuh nt] /ˈkaʊ tʃənt/

lying down; crouching.
Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as lying on its stomach with its hind legs and forelegs pointed forward.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) in a lying position: a lion couchant


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