Aquila vs Scutum - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between aquila and scutum
is that aquila
is eagle while scutum
is (historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army.
Circumscription and placement of the genus will depend on taxonomic point of view.
- The eagles belong to the genus Aquila .
* (genus) Aquila adalberti'', ''Aquila africana'', ''Aquila audax'', ''Aquila chrysaetos'', ''Aquila clanga'', ''Aquila fasciata'', ''Aquila gurneyi'', ''Aquila hastata'', ''Aquila heliaca'', ''Aquila nipalensis'', ''Aquila pomarina'', ''Aquila rapax'', ''Aquila spilogaster'', ''Aquila verreauxii'', Aquila wahlbergi - species
(historical, Roman antiquity) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the Roman army.
(zoology) A scute.
(zoology) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
(obsolete) A penthouse or awning.