molossus

noun

mo·​los·​sus
məˈläsəs
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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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