fruit bat

fruit bat
noun
large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
Syn: ↑megabat
Hypernyms: ↑bat, ↑chiropteran
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Megachiroptera, ↑suborder Megachiroptera

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noun
: any of numerous large bats that constitute the suborder Megachiroptera, are confined to the warm parts of the Old World, and feed on fruit — called also flying fox

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any fruit-eating bat, esp. 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 in. to 5 ft. (25 cm to 1.5 m).
[1875-80]

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fruit bat noun
Any bat of the suborder Megacheiroptera, large fruit-eating bats of the Old World
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Main Entry:fruit

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fruit bat,
any one of various fruit-eating bats found in warm regions of the world. One variety, the flying fox, is one of the largest of all bats.

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n. a bat with a long snout and large eyes, feeding chiefly on fruit or nectar and found mainly in the Old World tropics. Family Pteropodidae: many genera and numerous species. See also flying fox

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noun, pl ⋯ bats [count]
: a large bat that eats fruit and lives in hot parts of the world

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ˈfruit bat f23 [fruit bat] noun
a ↑bat (= an animal like a mouse with wings) that lives in hot countries and eats fruit

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  • Fruit bat — Fruit Fruit, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See {Brook}, v. t., and cf. {Fructify}, {Frugal}.] 1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fruit bat — n a large ↑bat (=small animal like a flying mouse) that lives in hot countries and eats fruit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fruit bat — fruit′ bat n. mam any fruit eating tropical Old World bat of the family Pteropodidae • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • fruit bat — ► NOUN ▪ a large bat which feeds chiefly on fruit or nectar …   English terms dictionary

  • fruit bat — n. any fruit eating bat (esp. family Pteropodidae), as the flying fox …   English World dictionary

  • Fruit Bat — can refer to:* Megabats, species of bats which eat fruit. * Leslie George Fruitbat Carter, a British musician. * Fruit Bats, an American band …   Wikipedia

  • fruit bat — any fruit eating bat, esp. 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… …   Universalium

  • fruit bat — n. (Zoology) large bat that feeds on fruit (found in Asia, Europe and Africa) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fruit bat — noun a large bat which feeds chiefly on fruit or nectar, found mainly in the Old World tropics. [Family Pteropodidae: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • fruit bat — noun (C) a large bat 1 (1) that lives in hot countries and eats fruit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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