Definition of rousette in English:

rousette

(also rousette fruit bat)

noun

  • A fruit bat that feeds mainly on nectar and pollen, forming very large colonies in caves from Africa to the Solomon Islands.

    Genus Rousettus, family Pteropodidae: several species

Origin

Late 18th century: from French roussette, feminine of Old French rousset ‘reddish’, from roux ‘red’.

Pronunciation

rousette

/rʊˈzɛt/