(?), a. 1. Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.
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2. Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.
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3. (Zol.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.
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Scaled dove (Zol.), any American dove of the genus Scardafella. Its colored feather tips resemble scales.
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