pangolin

EnglishEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Malay pengguling, from peng- (denominative prefix) +‎ guling (to roll).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæŋɡəlɪn/, /pæŋˈɡoʊlɪn/

NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Malay pengguling.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pangolin m (plural pangolins)

  1. pangolin

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