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English definition of “fruit bat”

fruit bat

noun [C] uk   (also flying fox) us  
a large flying mammal that eats fruit and lives in warm or hot countriesWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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