from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, having a long snout and a sticky tongue for catching and eating ants and termites. Also called scaly anteater.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scaly ant-eater; a phatagin; any edentate quadruped of the genus Manis or the family Manidæ (which see). Also pangaling, pangolin.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of pangolins. Also Pangolinus (Rafinesque).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
Malay pengguling : peng-, instrumental pref. + guling, to roll over (from its habit of rolling up into a ball when frightened).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay pengguling. (Wiktionary)