Small in the head; applied to a man, (Aṣ, Ṣ, O,) and to an ostrich; (Ṣ, O;) as also
↓أَصْعَلُ; (O;) and
↓صَعْلَآءُ applied to a woman: (Ṣ:) or small in the head and long and slender in the neck; applied to a man: (Sh, TA:) or صَعْلٌ and its fem. صَعْلَةٌ, and
↓أَصْعَلُ and its fem.
↓صَعْلَآءُ, such as is slender in the head and neck, of mankind, and of ostriches, and [in like manner] of palm-trees: (Ḳ, * TA:) or, accord. to Aṣ, only the first is applied to a man, and its fem. (with ة) to a woman: but IB says that others mention
↓صَعْلَآءُ as applied to a woman; and accord. to this, one applies
↓أَصْعَلُ to a man. (TA.) And نَخْلَةٌ صَعْلَةٌ A palm-tree that is crooked, and bare in the lower parts of its branches: (Ṣ, O, Ḳ:) or a tall palm-tree; which is disapproved, because often when it is tall it becomes crooked. (IB, TA.) And حِمَارٌ صَعْلٌ An ass that has lost his soft hair, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) or his abundant and long hair, (O,) or both. (TA.) And صَعْلٌ signifies also Tall, or long: (Ḳ:) applied by El-'Ajjáj to a mast of a ship as meaning tall, and having its upper part even, or uniform, with its middle; not as meaning slender in the head. (TA.)
Also, [used as a subst.,] A male ostrich; because small in the head: and with ة, a female ostrich. (TA.)