1. Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

2. Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

3. <zoology> Having feathers which in form, colour, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

<zoology> Scaled dove, any American dove of the genus Scardafella. Its coloured feather tips resemble scales.

(01 Mar 1998)

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