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colugo

[kuh-loo-goh]
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noun, plural co·lu·gos.
  1. flying lemur.
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Origin of colugo

1885–90; < New Latin, first recorded as colago (1702) and alleged to be < Bisayan
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Historical Examples

  • The Colugo is perhaps the most singular member of the order.

    Natural History in Anecdote

    Various

  • The colugo is about as big as a good-sized cat, and its fur is olive or brown in color, mottled with whitish blotches and spots.

  • Well, the skin of the colugo is quite as loose as that on the sides and lower parts of its body.


British Dictionary definitions for colugo

colugo

noun plural -gos
  1. another name for flying lemur
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Word Origin

from a native word in Malaya
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