noun Nyc·tim·e·ne \nikˈtimənē\

Definition of Nyctimene

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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