Definitions for "Couchant"
Lying down with head erect; squatting.
Lying down with the head raised, which distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of dormant, or sleeping; -- said of a lion or other beast.
(adjective) A quadruped in a generally prone posture, with the body resting on the ground and the head (or for centaur s the trunk) upright. Used usually in heraldry.