from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the Vampyrus spectrum of South America, formerly erroneously supposed to have blood-sucking habits; -- called also vampire, and ghost vampire. The genuine blood-sucking bats belong to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. See Vampire.
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- n. any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
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