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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Clypeate  \Clyp"e*ate\,  a.  [L.  clupeatus  p.  p.  of  clupeare  to 
  arm  with  a  shield,  fr  clupeus,  clipeus  shield.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Shaped  like  a  round  buckler  or  shield;  scutate. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Furnished  with  a  shield,  or  a  protective  plate 
  or  shell.