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Meaning of Mexican free-tailed bat

Mex'ican free'-tailed bat'

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  1. any of several small, insect-eating bats of the genus Tadarida, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., inhabiting limestone caves: residual DDT has reduced most populations.
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