molossus

noun
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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History and Etymology for molossus

Latin, from Greek molossos, from Molossos Molossian

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“Molossus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molossus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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