Definition of kalong in English:

kalong

Syllabification: ka·long
Pronunciation: /ˈkälôNG, -läNG
 
/

noun

  • A flying fox found in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
    • Genus Pteropus, family Pteropodidae, in particular the large flying fox (P. vampyrus)
    More example sentences
    • It is said that when a man dies, the god Kala comes flying down at night on a kalong to take the man's soul and disappears with it.
    • While eating a large fruit picked from a tree, the kalong takes up a position which, although certainly very comfortable, appears to us as very clumsy.

Origin

early 19th century: from Javanese.

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