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 for fossa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  fossa \fos"sa\, n.; pl. foss[ae]. [L., a ditch. See Fosse.]
     (Anat.)
     A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less
     depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the
     nasal foss[ae] containing the nostrils in most birds.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fossa
      n 1: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical
           depression) [syn: pit, fossa]
      2: monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm
         civets [syn: Fossa, genus Fossa]
      3: largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some
         respects between cats and civets [syn: fossa, fossa cat,
         Cryptoprocta ferox]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FOSSA, Eng. law. A ditch full of water, where formerly women who had 
  committed a felony were drowned; the grave. Cowel, Int. 
  
  

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