Meaning of fruit bat

fruit' bat"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any fruit-eating bat, esp. of the suborder Megachiroptera, of tropical regions throughout the Old World, typically having erect, catlike ears and large eyes adapted for night vision, and either tailless or with a rudimentary tail, the numerous species ranging in wingspan from 10 in. to 5 ft. (25 cm to 1.5 m).
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