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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The frugivora and herbivora, however, are alert and ready to fly from their enemies should such appear.
Of course, the sodium chloride in the flesh of the herbivora and frugivora is obtained from the vegetable matter forming their food, and very few of them have the opportunity of obtaining it from salt-licks and mineral sources.
The carnivora with their short intestinal canal need the least, the frugivora more, and the herbivora a much larger quantity.
It may possibly be traced to the same root as that of a cognate species, the _cornix frugivora;