flying fox


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flying fox

n.
Any of various fruit bats chiefly of the genus Pteropus, having a foxlike muzzle and small, pointed ears.

flying fox

n
1. (Animals) any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae
2. (General Engineering) Austral and NZ a cable mechanism used for transportation across a river, gorge, etc
3. a cable mechanism ridden for fun at an adventure playground, etc

fly′ing fox′


n.
any large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, principally of SE Asia, Australia, and oceanic islands.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a foxflying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
fruit bat, megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
genus Pteropus, Pteropus - a genus of Megachiroptera
Translations

flying fox

npteropo
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