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kalong

[kah-lawng, -long] /ˈkɑ lɔŋ, -lɒŋ/
noun
1.
a large flying fox of Southeast Asia.
Origin of kalong
1815-1825
Borrowed into English from Javanese around 1815-25
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  • We asked the young fisherman his name; and he made us understand that it was kalong.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • When kalong came on deck at daybreak, we once more stood in for the coast.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • kalong may be a very honest fellow, but it is as well not to rely too much on him.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • When you speak of we, kalong, do you mean yourself and Ungka?

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • kalong declared that they were carrying him away to worship him.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • Blount took the first watch, kalong took the next, and I was called about midnight.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • kalong had come with us, and as he could not understand us, we told Ned to get him to try what he could do.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • kalong was then directed to inquire what sort of people they were.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • We told kalong to ask whether the people were likely to prove friendly or not.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • We anxiously waited until kalong and Ned could interpret for us.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for kalong

kalong

/ˈkɑːlɒŋ/
noun
1.
any fruit bat of the genus Pteropus; a flying fox
Word Origin
Javanese
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