from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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. Called also Scaly anteater. See pangolin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Manidœ, formerly including all the pangolins, now usually restricted to those in which the tail is very long and tapering, the scales are narrow, and the feet hairy.
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- n. type genus of the Manidae
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