The catalog pg_shdescription stores optional descriptions (comments) for shared database objects. Descriptions can be manipulated with the COMMENT command and viewed with psql's \d commands.
See also pg_description, which performs a similar function for descriptions involving objects within a single database.
Unlike most system catalogs, pg_shdescription is shared across all databases of a cluster: there is only one copy of pg_shdescription per cluster, not one per database.
Table 50-44. pg_shdescription Columns
|any OID column
|The OID of the object this description pertains to
|The OID of the system catalog this object appears in
|Arbitrary text that serves as the description of this object