American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood and that often carry diseases such as rabies.
- n. Any of various other bats, as those of the family Megadermatidae, erroneously believed to feed on blood.
- n. A small flying mammal (bat) of South America which uses its teeth to nick larger animals while they are asleep, allowing it to surreptitiously lap a blood meal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a vampire, 3.
- n. any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
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