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bulau

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Native name.

NounEdit

bulau (plural not attested)

  1. (archaic) An East Indian insectivorous mammal (Echinosorex gymnura), somewhat like a rat in appearance, but allied to the hedgehog.
    • 1884, Popular Science (volume 26, number 19, page 428)
      The bulau, of Sumatra, has a few stout bristly hairs scattered among the fur of its back, and gives the first indication of a tendency toward the production of spines.