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(Animals) any large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood
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|Noun||1.||false vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects|
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae