adjective. having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles.
adjective. having a scaly tail.
adjective. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf.
Example sentences of the word scaly
1. Noun, singular or mass
Its bark ranges from light gray to gray-brown, and its trunk has the appearance of scaly cracks.
Your dog's skin might become dry and scaly, while his coat could look like moths lunched on it.
3. Verb, past participle
Sugar maple buds should be scaly, slightly fuzzy and have a red-brown color slightly lighter than the twig.
4. Noun, plural
Once these scaly dead cells are removed, your skin feels softer and looks brighter.