Synonyms for scaly

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The Armed-Fish has its name from its arms, and its scaly mail.

The stems may not be scaly at the apex, often rosy when young.

The stem is quite short, tapering downward, dark green, scaly.

The stem is solid, slender, scaly, somewhat lighter than the pileus.

The stem is inclined to be scaly, thickened at the base, solid.

Large tree with orange-yellow winter buds, and firm, not scaly, bark.

For this reason, the tree is known among backwoodsmen as the ‘scaly bark.’

It has strong claws and a scaly skin, impenetrable upon the back.

The scaly flesh of his head and face was dissolving like melting butter.

O insatiate brute, and most disgusting, brazen, and scaly reptile!

WORD ORIGIN

also scaley, late 14c., from scale (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Scaliness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCALY

laminated

adjectiveflaky
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