Pelta

Pelta

Pel"ta\, n.; pl. Pelt[ae]. [L., a shield, fr. Gr. ?.]

1. (Antiq.) A small shield, especially one of an approximately elliptic form, or crescent-shaped.

2. (Bot.) A flat apothecium having no rim.
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