- Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly.
Etymology: From squamosus, from squama "scale".
- 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007), page 180
- :In the heads of Scabius, Knapweed, and the elegant Jacea Pinea, and in the Scaly composure of the Oak-Rose, which some years most aboundeth.
- 1933, w:H. P. Lovecraft, H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald, s:Out of the Aeons, Out of the Aeons
- :I might call it gigantic - tentacled - proboscidian - octopus-eyed - semi-amorphous - plastic - partly and partly rugose - ugh!
- 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001), page 133
- :We spread the papers on the least section of the floor and lay down; the smell was not so bad at ground level.
- 2001, w:Charles Stross, Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archive (trade paperback 2006), page 66
- :(And we'll never find out whether the last thought to pass through the mind of the captain of the Thresher was, "It's and rugose," or simply, "It's !")
- (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal
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