Definition of Nyctimene
: a genus of East Indian fruit bats — see harpy bat 1
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Origin and Etymology of nyctimene
New Latin, from Latin Nyctimene, Lesbian king's daughter who was transformed into an owl, from Greek Nyktimenē
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