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Webster 1913 Edition


Scaly

Scal′y

,
Adj.
1.
Covered or abounding with scales;
as, a
scaly
fish
.
Scaly crocodile.”
Milton.
2.
Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
3.
Mean; low;
as, a
scaly
fellow
.
[Low]
4.
(Bot.)
Composed of scales lying over each other;
as, a
scaly
bulb
; covered with scales;
as, a
scaly
stem
.
Scaly ant-eater
(Zool.)
,
the pangolin.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scaly

SCA'LY

,
Adj.
[from scale.]
1.
Covered or abounding with scales; rough; as a scaly fish; the scaly crocodile.
2.
Resembling scales, lamina or layers.
3.
In botany, composed of scales lying over each other, as a scaly bulb; having scales scattered over it, as a scaly stem.

Definition 2021


scaly

scaly

English

Adjective

scaly (comparative scalier, superlative scaliest)

  1. Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
  2. Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
  3. (dated, vulgar or South Africa) Mean; low.
    a scaly fellow
  4. Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

Translations

Noun

Wikispecies scaly (plural scalies)

  1. (South Africa) The scaly yellowfish, Labeobarbus natalensis.

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