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scaly

adjective \ˈskā-lē\

: covered with scales or flakes

scal·i·erscal·i·est

Full Definition of SCALY

1
a :  covered with, composed of, or rich in scale or scales
b :  flaky
2
:  of or relating to scaly animals
3
:  despicable, poor <a regular scaly old shop — Charles Dickens>
4
:  infested with scale insects <scaly fruit>
scal·i·ness noun
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Examples of SCALY

  1. His skin was dry and scaly.
  2. <the snake's scaly skin was dry to the touch>

First Known Use of SCALY

14th century

Related to SCALY

Synonyms
scaled, squamous
Antonyms
scaleless
SCALIEST Defined for Kids

scaly

adjective \ˈskā-lē\
scal·i·erscal·i·est

Definition of SCALY for Kids

:  covered with scales or flakes <scaly skin>
Medical Dictionary

scaly

adjective \ˈskā-lē\
scal·i·erscal·i·est

Medical Definition of SCALY

:  covered with or composed of scale or scales <dry scaly skin>
scal·i·ness noun

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