escutcheon

noun es·cutch·eon \ i-ˈskə-chən \

Definition of escutcheon

1 :a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield
2 :a protective or ornamental plate or flange (as around a keyhole)
3 :the part of a ship's stern on which the name is displayed

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Origin and Etymology of escutcheon

Middle English escochon, from Anglo-French escuchoun, from Vulgar Latin *scution-, scutio, from Latin scutum shield — more at esquire

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escutcheon

noun es·cutch·eon \ is-ˈkəch-ən \

medical Definition of escutcheon

:the configuration of adult pubic hair

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