Caboshed

Her. Describes the head of an animal sans neck; in a *blazon the description would read, e.g. a bull's head caboshed. The word has a curious etymology, being derived from the OldFr. verb cabocher = to cabbage, meaning to cut off an animal's head from close behind the ears, thus leaving the neck on the body.
Cf. Couped

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  • caboshed — Caboched Ca*boched , a. [F. caboche head. Cf. 1st {Cabbage}.] (Her.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing. [Written also {caboshed}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caboshed — /keuh bosht /, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag s head caboshed. Also, cabossed /keuh bost /, caboched, caboché. [1565 75; var. of caboched, ptp. of ME caboche to behead (a deer) < AF cabocher,… …   Universalium

  • caboshed — adjective /kəˈbɒtʃ/ of an animal, shown face on and cut off immediately behind the ears …   Wiktionary

  • caboshed — ca·boshed …   English syllables

  • caboshed — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • heraldry — heraldist, n. /her euhl dree/, n., pl. heraldries. 1. the science of armorial bearings. 2. the art of blazoning armorial bearings, of settling the rights of persons to bear arms or to use certain bearings, of tracing and recording genealogies, of …   Universalium

  • ca|boched — «kuh BOSHT», adjective. = caboshed. (Cf. ↑caboshed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caboched — Ca*boched , a. [F. caboche head. Cf. 1st {Cabbage}.] (Her.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing. [Written also {caboshed}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duke of Devonshire — Dukedom of Devonshire Creation date 12 May 1694 (1694 05 12) (age 317)) Created by William and Mary …   Wikipedia

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