shield fern

noun

Definition of shield fern

: 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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“Shield fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shield%20fern. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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