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ClypeastroidClypeastroid Clyp`e*as"troid, a. [NL. Clypeaster (L. clupeus
shield + aster star) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.)
Like or related to the genus Clupeaster; -- applied to a
group of flattened sea urchins, with a rosette of pores on
the upper side.
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
Spatula clypeataShoveler Shov"el*er, n. [Also shoveller.]
1. One who, or that which, shovels.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A river duck (Spatula clypeata), native of
Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards
the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green,
blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and
neck are dark green. Called also broadbill, spoonbill,
shovelbill, and maiden duck. The Australian shoveler,
or shovel-nosed duck (S. rhynchotis), is a similar
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