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Definition of scaly:

  1. Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
  2. Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
  3. Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.
  4. Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.

Synonyms:

rough, tinder-dry, squamous, lepidote, desiccated, amphibious, aquatic, scaled, caged, scurfy, captive, leprose, androgynous, scabrous, armored, arboreal, anthropoid, asexual, best-of-breed, bone-dry, articulate, scaley, dry, armoured, unsmooth, papery.

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