Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.
A scaly anteater found in Africa and Asia, and also the name of Pangolin Laser Systems, which produces the popular Lasershow Designer system for creating and displaying laser shows. Pangolin founder Patrick Murphy says he is somewhat dismayed at how the name caught on, with customers saying "I've got a Pangolin" instead of "I've got a Lasershow Designer system."
toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites