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.