Scaly ant-eater
Scaly Scal"y, a. 1. Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish. ``Scaly crocodile.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling scales, lamin[ae], or layers. [1913 Webster]

3. Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow. [Low] [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem. [1913 Webster]

{Scaly ant-eater} (Zo["o]l.), the pangolin. [1913 Webster]


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