fruit bat

noun

Definition of fruit bat

  1. :  any of a family (Pteropodidae of the suborder Megachiroptera) of often large tropical and subtropical Old World bats that feed on ripe fruit, pollen, and nectar and that usually use visual navigation rather than echolocation —called also flying fox

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First Known Use of fruit bat

1877


FRUIT BAT Defined for English Language Learners

fruit bat

noun

Definition of fruit bat for English Language Learners

  • : a large bat that eats fruit and lives in hot parts of the world


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