Eq"ui*tant (?), a. [L. equitans, -antis, p. pr. of equitare to ride, fr. eques horseman, fr. equus horse.]


Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback.

2. Bot.

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.


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