Definition of kalong in English:

kalong

noun

  • A flying fox found in SE Asia and Indonesia.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Javanese.

Pronunciation

kalong

/ˈkɑːlɒŋ/