Serpens vs Scutum - What's the difference?

serpens | scutum |


As nouns the difference between serpens and scutum

is that serpens is a serpent, snake 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.

serpens

Translingual

(wikipedia Serpens)

Proper noun

  • Hypernyms

    * (genus) Bacteria - kingdom; Proteobacteria - phylum; Gamma Proteobacteria - class; Pseudomonadales - order; Pseudomonadaceae - family

    See also

    * Serpentes

    scutum

    English

    Noun

    (scuta)
  • (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.
  • (Burrill)
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