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Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of white bat in English:


A bat with white fur found mainly in Central America.
  • Genus Diclidurus, family Emballonuridae (four species, in particular D. virgo, also called ghost bat); and Ectophylla alba (family Phyllostomidae)
Example sentences
  • Like other tent-roosting bats, Honduran white bats are fruit eaters and live in tropical forests.
  • The white bat does not have wing sacs unlike the other members of Emballonuridae family.
  • With an average length of 3.7-4.7 cm, Honduran white bats are tiny for a bat.
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