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biscutella


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckler  \Buc"kler\,  n.  [OE.  bocler,  OF  bocler,  F.  bouclier  a 
  shield  with  a  boss,  from  OF  bocle,  boucle,  boss.  See 
  {Buckle},  n.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  shield,  of  various  shapes  and  sizes,  worn  on  one 
  of  the  arms  (usually  the  left)  for  protecting  the  front  of 
  the  body. 
 
  Note:  In  the  sword  and  buckler  play  of  the  Middle  Ages  in 
  England,  the  buckler  was  a  small  shield,  used  not  to 
  cover  the  body,  but  to  stop  or  parry  blows. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  the  large  bony,  external  plates  found  on  many 
  ganoid  fishes. 
  b  The  anterior  segment  of  the  shell  of  trilobites. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  block  of  wood  or  plate  of  iron  made  to  fit  a 
  hawse  hole,  or  the  circular  opening  in  a  half-port,  to 
  prevent  water  from  entering  when  the  vessel  pitches. 
 
  {Blind  buckler}  (Naut.),  a  solid  buckler. 
 
  {Buckler  mustard}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  plants  ({Biscutella}) 
  with  small  bright  yellow  flowers.  The  seed  vessel  on 
  bursting  resembles  two  bucklers  or  shields. 
 
  {Buckler  thorn},  a  plant  with  seed  vessels  shaped  like  a 
  buckler.  See  {Christ's  thorn}. 
 
  {Riding  buckler}  (Naut.),  a  buckler  with  a  hole  for  the 
  passage  of  a  cable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Biscutella 
  n  :  genus  of  Eurasian  herbs  and  small  shrubs:  buckler  mustard 
  [syn:  {Biscutella},  {genus  Biscutella}] 




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