scaly anteater
noun Date: 1840 pangolin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scaly anteater — n. PANGOLIN …   English World dictionary

  • scaly anteater — noun toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites • Syn: ↑pangolin, ↑anteater • Hypernyms: ↑placental, ↑placental mammal, ↑eutherian, ↑eutherian mammal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scaly anteater — Manis Ma nis (m[=a] n[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. L. manes the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaly anteater — pangolin. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • scaly anteater — noun Any of several species of pangolin …   Wiktionary

  • scaly anteater — noun another term for pangolin …   English new terms dictionary

  • scaly anteater — scal′y ant′eater n. mam pangolin • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • scaly anteater — /skeɪli ˈæntitə/ (say skaylee anteetuh) noun → pangolin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Anteater (disambiguation) — Anteater properly refers to the four species of the suborder Vermilingua native to Mexico, Central America, and tropical South America. Anteater can also refer to any of several unrelated species which have independently and convergently adapted… …   Wikipedia

  • scaly lizard — scaly anteater or scaly lizard, = pangolin. (Cf. ↑pangolin) …   Useful english dictionary

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