- the long, wooden shield carried by infantrymen in the Roman legions
- a small S constellation between Aquila and Sagittarius
- Zool. a heavy, horny scale, as on certain reptiles and insects; scute
Origin of scutumL, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keut-, to cover, skin ; from hide, Classical Latin cutis, skin, Classical Greek skutos, hide, leather
- A scute.
- A shield-shaped dorsal sclerite or plate of certain insects and arachnids.
Origin of scutumLatin sc&umacron;tum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin scÅ«tum (“shield").