Glossophaga

noun
Glos·​soph·​a·​ga

Definition of Glossophaga

: a genus of small South American bats (family Phyllostomatidae) having a long extensile tongue apparently used to scoop out the inside of fruits

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History and Etymology for Glossophaga

New Latin, from gloss- + -phaga

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“Glossophaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glossophaga. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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