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SCALY (scalier, scaliest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does scaly mean? 

SCALY (adjective)
  The adjective SCALY has 2 senses:

1. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
2. having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles

  Familiarity information: SCALY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCALY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

Synonyms:

lepidote; leprose; scabrous; scaly; scurfy

Similar:

rough; unsmooth (having or caused by an irregular surface)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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Meaning:

Having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles

Synonyms:

scaled; scaley; scaly

Similar:

armored; armoured (used of animals; provided with protective covering)

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)


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