pan·go·lin (pănggə-lĭn, păn-)
Any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, having a long snout and a sticky tongue for catching and eating ants and termites. Also called scaly anteater.
[Malay pengguling, something that rolls up : peng-, n. pref. + -guling, to roll (from its habit of rolling up into a ball when frightened).]
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