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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

rousette

/rʊˈzɛt/