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.

4. (Science: botany) Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

(Science: zoology) Scaly ant-eater, the pangolin.

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