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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small swift bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions.

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

  • n. small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions


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