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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pan·go·lin n.  Zool. Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scal·y a.
 1. Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish. Scaly crocodile.”
 2. Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
 3. Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow. [Low]
 4. Bot. Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
 Scaly ant-eater Zool., the pangolin.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 scaly anteater
      n : toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body
          covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on
          ants and termites [syn: pangolin, anteater]