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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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