As nouns the difference between scaly and scales
is that scaly
is (south africa) the scaly yellowfish, while scales
As an adjective scaly
is covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
As a verb scales is
Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
(dated, vulgar, or, South African) Mean; low.
Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
- a scaly fellow
(South Africa) The scaly yellowfish, .
A device for measuring weight.
- The butcher put the sausages on the scales .
* tip the scales