colugo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colugo arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colugo (Zoöl) A peculiar East Indian mammal (Galleopithecus volans), having along the sides, connecting the fore and hind limbs, a parachutelike membrane, by means of which it is able to make long leaps, like the flying squirrel; -- called also flying lemur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colugo The common name for the flying-lemur, Galeopithecus volans. Called also kaguan and kubong.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. an aboriginal name

Usage

In literature:

There is a curious link between the Lemurs and the Bats in the Colugos.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The Colugo is perhaps the most singular member of the order.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
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