Definitions of scaly

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

scaled, scaley
armored, armoured
used of animals; provided with protective covering

adj rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scurfy
rough, unsmooth
having or caused by an irregular surface

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