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kalong

[kah-lawng, -long]
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noun
  1. a large flying fox of Southeast Asia.
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Origin of kalong

Borrowed into English from Javanese around 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for kalong

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • Blount took the first watch, Kalong took the next, and I was called about midnight.

    Mark Seaworth

    William 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


British Dictionary definitions for kalong

kalong

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

Javanese
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