noun. toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites.
- eutherian mammal
- placental mammal
- scaly anteater
- digitigrade mammal
- pengguling (Malay (macrolanguage))
Example sentences of the word pangolin
1. Noun, singular or mass
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that a pangolin is taken from the wild every five minutes, a loss of more than 1 million animals in just the last decade.