manis definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of edentates, covered with large, tough, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest elements of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See pangolin.
    • the conventional genus of ManidÅ“, formerly including all of the pangolins, now often limited to those who work in which the end is very long and tapering, the machines are thin, and feet hairy.
    • kind genus of the Manidae

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