Definition of fruit bat in English:

fruit bat

Syllabification: fruit bat

noun

  • A bat with a long snout and large eyes, feeding chiefly on fruit or nectar and found mainly in the Old World tropics.
    • Family Pteropodidae: many genera and numerous species. See also flying fox
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    • Certain bats, like the short-tailed fruit bat, drop guano containing 40,000 to 50,000 seeds in a night.
    • They have no way of knowing what is out there, and a fruit bat that ventures out over the empty sea runs a big risk, given what seem to be the species' limited navigational abilities over long distances.
    • Even some nonavian natives - the Mariana fruit bat, for instance - are rapidly disappearing under the attack of the resourceful reptile.

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