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Definition 1: any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for shield fern in the sense of this definition

(shield fern is a kind of ...) any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores

(... is a kind of shield fern ) European shield fern

(... is a kind of shield fern ) North American fern with a blackish lustrous stipe

(... is a kind of shield fern ) European shield fern cultivated in many varieties

(... is a member of shield fern) alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems

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