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rousette

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Pronunciation: /rʊˈzɛt
 
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(also rousette fruit bat)

Definition of rousette in English:

noun

A fruit bat that feeds mainly on nectar and pollen, forming very large colonies in caves from Africa to the Solomon Islands.
  • Genus Rousettus, family Pteropodidae: several species

Origin

late 18th century: from French roussette, feminine of Old French rousset 'reddish', from roux 'red'.

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