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pangolin

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noun pan·go·lin \ˈpaŋ-gə-lən, ˈpan-\

Definition of pangolin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of pangolin

Malay dialect pĕngguling


First Known Use: 1774


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