Meaning of “vampire bat” in the English Dictionary

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"vampire bat" in British English

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vampire batnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvæm.paɪə ˌbæt/ us /ˈvæm.paɪr ˌbæt/

Examples from literature

  • Many people have bad feelings about vampire bats. 
  • Missing days, however, is common for vampire bats. 
  • Some animals drink blood – for example, the vampire bat – but not all the blood in a sheep! 
  • Vampire bats drink the blood of other animals, like cows or sheep. 
  • Vampire bats must eat every day to stay healthy. 

(Definition of “vampire bat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)