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colugo Line breaks: co¦lugo
Pronunciation: /kəˈluːɡəʊ/

Definition of colugo in English:

noun (plural colugos)

Another term for flying lemur.
Example sentences
  • Bats are thought to be related most closely to the Dermoptera, a small order of mammals (two species) which includes the colugos or ‘flying lemurs’ of the Phillippines.
  • However, the many lineages of gliding animals today, including a host of lizards, squirrels, marsupials, and colugos show no signs of turning into flappers anytime soon.
  • This superorder comprises primates, colugos, bats, and tree shrews.


Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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