roussette

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Etymology[edit]

French, in allusion to the color. See russet.

Noun[edit]

roussette ‎(plural roussettes)

  1. Any of certain fruit bats:
    1. the large species (Pteropus niger, syn. Pteropus vulgaris) inhabiting islands of the Indian Ocean.
    2. the genus Rousettus
  2. Any small shark of the genus Scylliorhinus (syn. Scyllium); the dogfish.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

roussette f ‎(plural roussettes)

  1. flying fox (mammal)

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