adjective, scal·i·er, scal·i·est.
Words nearby scaly
OTHER WORDS FROM scalyscal·i·ness, nounun·scal·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for scaly
The bark is smooth and light gray, and shallowly fissured into scaly ridges.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
He then cut off its scaly head, which he added to those of his former enemies.Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race|Maud Isabel Ebbutt
But it looks much more like a very big rat, for its tail is long and scaly.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The breathing pores (stigmata) open in a scaly plate at the posterior end of the body.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
Bark grayish-brown, fissured and scaly; spines curved, 3-5 cm.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam