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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various fruit-eating bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, chiefly inhabiting tropical Africa, Asia, and Australia and having a foxlike muzzle and small, pointed ears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large Australasian bat, of the genera Pteropus or Acerodon, having a fox-like face.
  • n. The cyprinid fish Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus.
  • n. A device consisting of a chair suspended on a pulley, and running along a length of cable, used for transporting across ravines etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. see Flying fox in the vocabulary.
  • a fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, which has a head resembling that of a fox.
  • the colugo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large frugivorous bat; any bat of the family Pteropodidæ, and especially of the genus Pteropus, as the well-known P. rubricollis: so called from the fox-like shape of the head. There are many species, constituting collectively one of the prime divisions of the order Chiroptera.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox

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