Definition of Pteropus in English:

Pteropus

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of large fruit-eating bats comprising most of the flying foxes; a bat of this genus, a flying fox.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From scientific Latin Pteropus from Hellenistic Greek πτερόπους wing-footed from ancient Greek πτερο- + -πους.

Pronunciation

Pteropus

/ˈtɛrəpəs/