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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PAN'GOLIN, n. A species of Manis or scaly lizard, found only in Hindoostan.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites [syn: pangolin, scaly anteater, anteater]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Malay dialect p?ngguling Date: 1774 any of a family (Manidae of the order Pholidota) of Asian and African toothless mammals having the body covered dorsally with large imbricated horny scales called also scaly anteater

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any scaly anteater of the genus Manis, native to Asia and Africa, having a small head with elongated snout and tongue, and a tapering tail. Etymology: Malay peng-goling roller (from its habit of rolling itself up)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pangolin Pan"go*lin, n. [Malay pang?lang.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 scaly ant-eater.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Manis, scaly ant-eater.



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