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Adjective: scaly (scalier,scaliest)  skey-lee
  1. (biology) rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
    - lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scurfy
     
  2. (zoology) having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
    - scaley, scaled, squamous

Derived forms: scaliest, scalier

See also: armored [US], armoured [Brit, Cdn], rough, unsmooth

Encyclopedia: Scaly