1. Carrying a shield or armor
2. Being covered in scales like a reptile

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Scutiferous — Scu*tif er*ous, a. [L. scutum shield + ferous.] Carrying a shield or buckler. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutiferous — (ˈ)sk(y)ü|tif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: scut + ferous : bearing scutes * * * scutiferous, a. (skjuːˈtɪfərəs) [f. med.L. scūtifer (see prec.) + ous. Cf. ferous.] 1. ‘That bears a Buckler or Shield’ (Blount Glossogr. 1656) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scutiferous — scu·tif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • scutal —   a. pertaining to shield.    ♦ scutate, a. shield or buckler shaped; having horny scales.    ♦ scute,    ♦ scutum, n. large scale, as of reptile s head.    ♦ scutella, n. (pl.    ♦ lae ) small scute.    ♦ scutellate,    ♦ scutulate, a. shaped… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scutigerous — (ˈ)sk(y)ü|tijərəs adjective Etymology: scut + gerous : scutiferous * * * scutigerous, a. Zool. (skjuːˈtɪdʒərəs) [f. med.L. scūtiger (see scutiger) + ous.] Provided with a scute or with scuta (Cent. Dict. 1891 …   Useful english dictionary

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