scaly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “scaly” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˈskeɪ.li/

scaly adjective (SKIN)

If ​skin is scaly, it has ​small, hard, ​dryareas that ​fall off in ​smallpieces: I get scaly ​patches on my ​scalp.

scaly adjective (COVERING)

If the inside of a ​pipe or ​container that ​heatswater is scaly, it is ​covered in a hard ​white or ​greylayer of ​material.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of scaly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scalyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈskeɪ·li/
covered with scales (= ​thinpieces of hard ​skin): scaly ​reptiles If a person’s ​skin is scaly, it is very ​dry.
(Definition of scaly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scaly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 皮肤, (皮肤)干燥脱屑的…
in Turkish pul pul, kabuk kabuk…
in Russian шелушащийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, (皮膚)乾燥脫屑的…
in Polish łuszczący się…
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