Origin of scaly
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The Armed-Fish has its name from its arms, and its scaly mail.The History of Louisiana
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The stems may not be scaly at the apex, often rosy when young.
The stem is quite short, tapering downward, dark green, scaly.
The stem is solid, slender, scaly, somewhat lighter than the pileus.
The stem is inclined to be scaly, thickened at the base, solid.
- resembling or covered in scales
- peeling off in scales
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Word Origin and History for scaly
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Covered or partially covered with scales.
- Shedding scales or flakes; flaking.
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