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shield fern

noun
1.
any of numerous ferns of the genera Dryopteris and Polystichum, having shield-shaped indusia.
Origin of shield fern
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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British Dictionary definitions for shield fern

shield fern

noun
1.
any temperate woodland fern of the genus Polystichum having shield-shaped flaps covering the spore-producing bodies: family Aspleniaceae
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