molossus

noun mo·los·sus \məˈläsəs\

Definition of molossus

  1. 1 plural molossi \-äˌsī\ classical prosody :  a foot of three long syllables

  2. 2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin, Molossian, from Greek (kyōn) Molossos, literally, Molossian dog] :  a genus of mastiff bats that is the type of the family Molossidae

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Origin and Etymology of molossus

Latin, from Greek molossos, from Molossos Molossian


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