mo·los·sus | \məˈläsəs\

Definition of molossus 

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

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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Latin, from Greek molossos, from Molossos Molossian

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