Definition of Colugo

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Flying Cat, Flying Lemur
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Group relationships: Cynocephalus, Genus Cynocephalus
Specialized synonyms: Cynocephalus Variegatus



Definition of Colugo

1. n. 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.

Definition of Colugo

1. Noun. An arboreal gliding mammal, of order ''Dermoptera'', native to South-east Asia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colugo

1. a small mammal [n -GOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colugo

coltishness
coltishnesses
coltivirus
colts
coltsfeet
coltsfoot
coltsfoots
coltwood
coltwoods
colubrid
colubrid snake
colubridae
colubrids
colubriform
colubrine
colugo (current term)
colugos
columbamine
columbaria
columbaries
columbarium
columbariums
columbary
columbate
columbates
columbia sk virus
columbiad
columbiads
columbian mammoth
columbic

Literary usage of Colugo

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1. On Mammalian Descent: The Hunterian Lectures for 1884 : Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"Some Bats (Desmodus) have their front teeth slightly notched, but the colugo, having only the side incisors, above, has the middle and next incisor, below, ..."

2. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"Among other bat-like habits, the colugo is accustomed to suspend itself by its ... But on the approach of night, the colugo awakes from its drowsiness, ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"G. Variegatus (Varied colugo.) Brown-red, varied on the back, and the sides spotted with white; length of body, about six inches. ..."

4. Trespassers: Showing how the Inhabitants of Earth, Air, and Water are by John George Wood (1875)
"In point of fact, the colugo is sustained in the air on precisely the same ... A figure of the colugo, shown as it appears while passing through the air, ..."

5. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1894)
"The Dyak chaps talk about a Big colugo, a Klang-utang— whatever that may be. ... They say there is a Big colugo and a Little colugo, and a something else ..."

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