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fruit bat

noun
1.
any fruit-eating bat, especially of the suborder Megachiroptera, of tropical regions throughout the Old World, typically having erect, catlike ears and large eyes adapted for night vision, and either tailless or with a rudimentary tail, the numerous species ranging in wingspan from 10 inches to 5 feet (25 cm to 1.5 meters).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for fruit-bat

fruit bat

noun
1.
any large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit Compare insectivorous bat
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