Scaly vs Scales - What's the difference?

scaly | scales |


As nouns the difference between scaly and scales

is that scaly is (south africa) the scaly yellowfish, while scales is .

As an adjective scaly

is covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.

As a verb scales is

(scale).

scaly

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
  • Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
  • (dated, vulgar, or, South African) Mean; low.
  • a scaly fellow
  • Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia scaly) (Scaly Yellowfish) (Labeobarbus natalensis) (scalies)
  • (South Africa) The scaly yellowfish, .
  • Anagrams

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    scales

    English

    (wikipedia scales)

    Noun

    (head)
  • (en-plural noun)
  • A device for measuring weight.
  • The butcher put the sausages on the scales .

    Derived terms

    * tip the scales

    Verb

    (head)
  • (scale)