false vampire


noun

any large, carnivorous bat of the families Megadermatidae and Phyllostomatidae, of Africa, Asia, and Australia, erroneously reputed to suck the blood of animals and humans.

Nearby words

  1. false start,
  2. false step,
  3. false suture,
  4. false teeth,
  5. false topaz,
  6. false vocal cord,
  7. false vocal cords,
  8. false waters,
  9. false-card,
  10. false-hearted

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British Dictionary definitions for false vampire

false vampire

noun

any large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood
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