Flying fox
Flying fox Fly"ing fox` (Zo["o]l.) 1. a fruit bat of the genus {Pteropus}, which has a head resembling that of a fox. [PJC]

2. the {colugo}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flying fox — n a type of ↑bat that lives in hot countries and eats fruit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying fox — noun count a FRUITBAT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flying fox — n. any of a genus (Pteropus, family Pteropodidae) of fruit bats with a foxlike head, living in Africa, Australia, and S Asia …   English World dictionary

  • flying fox — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flying fox : singular flying fox plural flying foxes a fruitbat …   English dictionary

  • flying fox — 1. any large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, of Old World tropical regions, having a foxlike head. 2. Australian. an aerial conveyor belt or suspended carrier operating on cables, often used to convey ore, dirt, or the like, over rivers and… …   Universalium

  • flying fox — noun a) A large Australasian bat, of the genus Pteropus, having a fox like face. b) A device consisting of a chair suspended on a pulley, and running along a length of cable, used for transporting across ravines etc. Syn: zip line …   Wiktionary

  • flying fox — fly′ing fox′ n. mam any large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, principally of SE Asia, Australia, and oceanic islands • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying fox — /ˈflaɪɪŋ fɒks / (say fluying foks) noun 1. any of various large bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, especially of the genus Pteropus, of Australia, tropical Asia and Africa, having a fox like head and feeding on fruit and blossom. 2. a cable… …   Australian English dictionary

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