Definition of Harpy bat
1. Noun. Any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes.
Generic synonyms: Fruit Bat, Megabat
Group relationships: Genus Nyctimene, Nyctimene
Lexicographical Neighbors of Harpy Bat
Literary usage of Harpy bat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"This is their form on the celebrated Harpy tomb from Xan- thus in the British Museum. harpy bat. Two different kinds of bats arc called 'harpies. ..."