Scute (?), n. [L. scutum a shield, a buckler. See Scudo.]

1.

A small shield.

[Obs.]

Skelton.

2.

An old French gold coin of the value of 3s. 4d. sterling, or about 80 cents.

3. Zool.

A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.

 

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