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Noun: shield fern  sheeld furn
  1. Any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris, Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori
    - buckler fern

Derived forms: shield ferns

Type of: fern

Part of: Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, family Athyriaceae, family Dryopteridaceae

Encyclopedia: Shield fern