Definition of haurient in English:

haurient

adjective

Heraldry
  • postpositive (of a fish or marine creature) depicted swimming vertically, typically with the head upwards.

    • ‘One of the most ancient and frequently recurrent of the many coats-of-arms of the Whaley family is described as follows: ARMS: Argent, three whale's heads erased haurient sable.’
    • ‘The Lucy, or Pike, is emblazoned haurient, or gasping as when caught in a lake; and was the ensign of the barony of Lucy from its first foundation.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin haurient- ‘drawing in (air, water, etc.)’, from the verb haurire.

Pronunciation

haurient

/ˈhɔːrɪənt/