Definition of True vampire bat

1. Noun. Any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood.

Exact synonyms: Vampire Bat
Generic synonyms: Carnivorous Bat, Microbat
Group relationships: Desmodontidae, Family Desmodontidae
Specialized synonyms: Desmodus Rotundus, Diphylla Ecaudata, Hairy-legged Vampire Bat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of True Vampire Bat

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true seal
true seals
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true slime mold
true sparrow
true statement
true thirst
true to(p)
true to life
true to life(p)
true to one's colors
true toad
true tulipwood
true up
true vampire bat (current term)
true vertebra
true vocal cord
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true warbler

Literary usage of True vampire bat

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1. A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea by Hiram Stevens Maxim (1912)
"12 Head of the Greater Horseshoe Bat 12 Head of the Collared Bat 13 Head of Blainville's Bat 13 Head of the true vampire bat . . . . . 14 Head of the Grey ..."

2. American Types of Animal Life by St. George Jackson Mivart (1891)
"This is also the region of the true vampire bat, Desmodus. Here also alone are found chinchillas, cavies, ..."

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