from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The fruit bate; a group of the Cheiroptera, comprising the bats which live on fruits. See Eruit bat, under fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A division of the order Chiroptera, including the fruit-eating bats of the warmer parts of the old world, such as the so-called “flying-foxes.”
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