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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Roussette \Rous*sette"\, n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the color. See Russet.] 1. (Zool.) A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish. [1913 Webster]