pangolin

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English[edit]

A pangolin raids a termite cathedral mound for a meal.
A tree pangolin.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Malay penggoling, from peng- (denominative prefix) + goling (to roll)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæŋɡoʊˌlɪn/

Noun[edit]

pangolin (plural pangolins)

  1. The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, the sole extant genus of which is Manis.
    Synonyms: trenggiling, scaly anteater

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