shield fern

noun
any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori
Syn: ↑buckler fern
Hypernyms: ↑fern
Hyponyms:

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noun
: any of various ferns (as of the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum) having more or less shield-shaped indusia — called also buckler fern

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any of numerous ferns of the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum, having shield-shaped indusia.
[1805-15]

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shield fern noun
Any evergreen or semi-evergreen fern of the genus Polystichum with scales covering the spore-producing pinnae
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Main Entry:shield

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shield fern,
= wood fern. (Cf.wood fern)

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n. any of a number of ferns that have circular shieldlike scales protecting the spore cases:
a) a European fern of damp woodland (genus Polystichum, family Dryopteridaceae)
b) an evergreen fern (genus Thelypteris, family Thelypteridaceae)
c) Austral. a fern of forested country (family Aspidiaceae)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Shield fern — Shield Shield, n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, D. & G. schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skj[ o]ldr, Sw. sk[ o]ld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] 1. A broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shield fern — any of numerous ferns of the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum, having shield shaped indusia. [1805 15] * * * ▪ fern genus also called  wood fern  or  log fern        any member of the fern genus Dryopteris, in the family Dryopteridaceae. The… …   Universalium

  • shield-fern — /ˈʃild fɜn/ (say sheeld fern) noun any fern of the genus Polystichum which has peltate indusia, as mother shield fern, P. proliferum …   Australian English dictionary

  • shield-fern — papartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Papartinių (Dryopteridaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Dryopteris). atitikmenys: lot. Dryopteris angl. fern; shield fern; woodfern vok. Dornfarn; Wurmfarn rus. щитовник lenk. nerecznica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • shield fern — noun a fern with circular shield like scales protecting the spore cases. [Polystichum and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Goldie's shield fern — noun North American fern with a blackish lustrous stipe • Syn: ↑Goldie s fern, ↑goldie s wood fern, ↑Dryopteris goldiana • Hypernyms: ↑shield fern, ↑buckler fern * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft shield fern — noun European shield fern cultivated in many varieties • Syn: ↑Polystichum setiferum • Hypernyms: ↑shield fern, ↑buckler fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Polystichum, ↑genus Polystichum …   Useful english dictionary

  • male shield-fern — kelminis papartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Papartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dryopteris filix mas), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dryopteris filix mas angl. common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese shield fern — vėlyvasis papartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Papartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dryopteris erythrosora), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dryopteris erythrosora angl. autumn fern; Japanese shield fern šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fragrant shield fern — noun fern or northern Eurasia and North America having fragrant fronds • Syn: ↑fragrant cliff fern, ↑fragrant wood fern, ↑Dryopteris fragrans • Hypernyms: ↑wood fern, ↑wood fern, ↑woodfern * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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