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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Reduced to a small appressed thing that resembles a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

Usage examples (11)
  • scalelike leaves
  • They describe the colour, shape, and size of the buds, and also their gummy and scalelike covering.
  • Hair is good at soaking up oil because, up close, the strands are shaped like a palm tree with scalelike cuticles.
  • Her dress was almost scalelike: a shimmering aqua that draped her slender figure with greens and shadows that seemed to slink through the material. for more
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