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Rous*sette" (?), n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the color. See Russet.]

1. Zool.

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.

2. Zool.

Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish.


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