Definitions for scalyˈskeɪ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scal•yˈskeɪ li(adj.)scal•i•er, scal•i•est.

  1. covered with or abounding in scales or scale.

    Category: Biology

  2. characterized by or consisting of scales.

    Category: Biology

  3. peeling or flaking in scales.

  4. shabby; despicable.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy(adj)

    rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

  2. scaly, scaley, scaled(adj)

    having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles


  1. scaly(Adjective)

    Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.

  2. scaly(Adjective)

    Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.

  3. scaly(Adjective)

    (South African) Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.

  4. scaly(Adjective)

    Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scaly(adj)

    covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish

  2. Scaly(adj)

    resembling scales, laminae, or layers

  3. Scaly(adj)

    mean; low; as, a scaly fellow

  4. Scaly(adj)

    composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of fish etc) covered with scales.

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