any of numerous ferns of the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum, having shield-shaped indusia.
any temperate woodland fern of the genus Polystichum having shield-shaped flaps covering the spore-producing bodies: family Aspleniaceae
noun 1. a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc. 2. a similar device, often of lightweight plastic, used by riot police to protect themselves from rocks and other thrown objects. 3. something shaped […]
noun 1. a law protecting journalists from forced disclosure of confidential sources of information.
- Shield match
noun 1. (Austral) a cricket match for the Sheffield Shield (NZ) a rugby match for the Ranfurly Shield
noun 1. Star of David. Star of David noun 1. a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism. Shield of David noun 1. another term for the Star of David Star of David noun 1. an emblem symbolizing Judaism and consisting of a six-pointed star formed by superimposing one inverted equilateral triangle upon another of […]