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 for fruit bat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fruit \Fruit\, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus
     enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to
     enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See Brook, v. t., and cf.
     Fructify, Frugal.]
     1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of
        man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as
        corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the
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              Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather
              in the
              fruits thereof.                       --Ex. xxiii.
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     2. (Hort.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants,
        especially those grown on branches above ground, as
        apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
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     3. (Bot.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its
        contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
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     Note: Fruits are classified as fleshy, drupaceous, and dry.
           Fleshy fruits include berries, gourds, and melons,
           orangelike fruits and pomes; drupaceous fruits are
           stony within and fleshy without, as peaches, plums, and
           cherries; and dry fruits are further divided into
           achenes, follicles, legumes, capsules, nuts,
           and several other kinds.
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     4. (Bot.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless
        plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores
        contained in them.
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     6. The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of
        the womb, of the loins, of the body.
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              King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown.
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     6. That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any
        action; advantageous or desirable product or result;
        disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the
        fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
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              The fruit of rashness.                --Shak.
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              What I obtained was the fruit of no bargain.
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              They shall eat the fruit of their doings. --Is. iii
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              The fruits of this education became visible.
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     Note: Fruit is frequently used adjectively, signifying of,
           for, or pertaining to a fruit or fruits; as, fruit bud;
           fruit frame; fruit jar; fruit knife; fruit loft; fruit
           show; fruit stall; fruit tree; etc.
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     Fruit bat (Zool.), one of the Frugivora; -- called also
        fruit-eating bat.
     Fruit bud (Bot.), a bud that produces fruit; -- in most
        oplants the same as the power bud.
     Fruit dot (Bot.), a collection of fruit cases, as in ferns.
        See Sorus.
     Fruit fly (Zool.), a small dipterous insect of the genus
        Drosophila, which lives in fruit, in the larval state.
        There are seveal species, some of which are very damaging
        to fruit crops. One species, Drosophila melanogaster,
        has been intensively studied as a model species for
        genetic reserach.
     Fruit jar, a jar for holding preserved fruit, usually made
        of glass or earthenware.
     Fruit pigeon (Zool.), one of numerous species of pigeons of
        the family Carpophagid[ae], inhabiting India, Australia,
        and the Pacific Islands. They feed largely upon fruit. and
        are noted for their beautiful colors.
     Fruit sugar (Chem.), a kind of sugar occurring, naturally
        formed, in many ripe fruits, and in honey; levulose. The
        name is also, though rarely, applied to invert sugar, or
        to the natural mixture or dextrose and levulose resembling
        it, and found in fruits and honey.
     Fruit tree (Hort.), a tree cultivated for its edible fruit.
     Fruit worm (Zool.), one of numerous species of insect
        larv[ae]: which live in the interior of fruit. They are
        mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.
     Small fruits (Hort.), currants, raspberries, strawberries,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fruit bat
      n 1: large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds
           on fruit [syn: fruit bat, megabat]

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