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a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid magma flows. They are named for their large size and low profile, resembling a warrior's shield lying on the ground.


shield from middle english shelde, old english scield/shield/, proto Germanic skelduz and Russian щит


see Worldpedia(en):Shield volcano

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