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Any of various fruit-eating bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, inhabiting tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia.
(Animals) any large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit. Compare insectivorous bat
any fruit-eating tropical Old World bat of the family Pteropodidae.
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|Noun||1.||fruit bat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit|
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
flying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
Pteropus capestratus - a variety of fruit bat
Pteropus hypomelanus - a variety of fruit bat
harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat, harpy - any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Cynopterus sphinx - a variety of fruit eating bat