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From Latin clupeatus, past participle of clupeare (to arm with a shield), from clupeus, clipeus (shield).


clypeate (comparative more clypeate, superlative most clypeate)

  1. (botany) Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.
  2. (zoology) Furnished with a protective plate or shell.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for clypeate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)