Pieropus vulgaris
Roussette Rous*sette", n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the color. See {Russet}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Scyllium}; -- called also {dogfish}. See {Dogfish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • dogfish — Roussette Rous*sette , n. [F.; so called in allusion to the color. See {Russet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A fruit bat, especially the large species ({Pieropus vulgaris}) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roussette — Rous*sette , n. [F.; so called in allusion to the color. See {Russet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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