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(Science: zoology) a genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of asia and Africa, and feed on ants.

Synonym: scaly anteater. See pangolin.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Manes the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night.

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Why ?

That was probably manis's point that they cannot be used as immediate source of energy

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:12 pm
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banana skin

... is banana... and you not make it by your self.. hm.. i remember.. there is rujak without banana as its ingredient. in indonesia we call it rujak manis/rujak buah.

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by baikuza
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:25 am
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