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A flying fox found in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Genus Pteropus, family Pteropodidae, in particular the large flying fox (P. vampyrus)‘It is said that when a man dies, the god Kala comes flying down at night on a kalong to take the man's soul and disappears with it.’‘While eating a large fruit picked from a tree, the kalong takes up a position which, although certainly very comfortable, appears to us as very clumsy.’
Early 19th century from Javanese.
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