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pangolin

noun pan·go·lin \ˈpaŋ-gə-lən, ˈpan-\

Definition of PANGOLIN

:  any of a family (Manidae of the order Pholidota) of Asian and African toothless mammals having the body covered dorsally with large imbricated horny scales —called also scaly anteater
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Origin of PANGOLIN

Malay dialect pĕngguling
First Known Use: 1774

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