American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, having a long snout and a sticky tongue for catching and eating ants and termites. Also called scaly anteater.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scaly ant-eater; a phatagin; any edentate quadruped of the genus Manis or the family Manidæ (which see). Also pangaling, pangolin.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of pangolins. Also Pangolinus (Rafinesque).
- n. The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also
- n. toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
- From Malay pengguling. (Wiktionary)
- Malay pengguling : peng-, instrumental pref. + guling, to roll over (from its habit of rolling up into a ball when frightened). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“These days, they consider the animal a fortuitous gift, as a single pangolin is worth what a Vietnamese farmer would make in six months, according to CNN.”
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“In the past, villagers in Vietnam would kill a pangolin as a sign of bad luck.”
“Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A pangolin hung in a cage during a press briefing held in Bangkok on Sept. 26.”
“Wealthy consumers, meanwhile, continue to buy foods and traditional medicines made illegally from rare species, such as the pangolin and tiger.”
“Three years later, after countless other supposed crackdowns, we found another restaurant offering pangolin at 1,000 yuan about $143 per kilogram.”
“I had a soft spot for the pangolin, a cute scaly anteater that was much in demand for its tasty meat and because its scales were thought to regulate menstruation and to help mothers lactate.”
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