Lepido is defined as flaky or scaly.
An example of lepido is lepidoptera which are flying insects with four wings covered with scales, like butterflies.
Origin of lepido
- < Gr lepis (gen. lepidos), a scale < lepein: see leper
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Greek from lepis lepid-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î»ÎµÏ€Î¯Ï‚ (lepis, “scale").