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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Equitant  \Eq"ui*tant\,  a.  [L.  equitans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  equitare  to  ride,  fr  eques  horseman,  fr  equus  horse.] 
  1.  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.