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Definition of imbricated:

  1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
  2. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
  3. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to break joints, like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in aestivation.

Synonyms:

rough, imbricate, unsmooth.

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