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fruit bat

n.
Any of various fruit-eating bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, inhabiting tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia.

fruit bat

n
(Animals) any large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit. Compare insectivorous bat

fruit′ bat`


n.
any fruit-eating tropical Old World bat of the family Pteropodidae.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruit bat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruitfruit 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
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A group of bats take on board a mercy mission to help a poor lonely Fruit Bat called Freddy who wakes to find himself in chilly Cardiff after falling asleep in a crate of bananas aboard a ship in sunny St Lucia.