scaly bark


Definition of scaly bark

1a or scaly-bark hickory : shagbark hickory
b : any of several rough-barked Australian eucalypts especially : a rather small tree (Eucalyptus squamiata) with dark scaly bark, lanceolate leaves, and coarse reddish wood used chiefly for fuel
2 : either of two abnormal conditions characterized by roughened scaly bark:
a : leprosis
b : psorosis

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