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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An arrangement or a covering of scales, as that on a bird's leg.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The entire covering or arrangement of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, the condition of the foot when the horny covering is fashioned into scutella; the state of being scutellate, or provided with scutella; the arrangement of the scutella: opposed to reticulation.


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