pangolin

noun pan·go·lin \ ˈpaŋ-gə-lən , ˈpan- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of pangolin

Malay dialect pĕngguling


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