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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian Ocean.
  • n. Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; the dogfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings.
  • n. Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fruit-eating bat of a russet or brownish-red color; hence, any fox-bat of the genus Pteropus or family Pteropodidæ. See cuts under fruit-bat and Pteropus.
  • n. Any shark of the family Scylliidæ a dogfish.

Etymologies

French, in allusion to the color. See russet. (Wiktionary)

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