1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Synonyms: tube-nosed_fruit_bat tube-nosed_bat harpy_bat
Related terms: fruit_bat Nyctimene
2. [ noun ] (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman
Related terms: mythical_monster Greek_mythology
3. [ noun ] a malicious fierce-tempered woman
Synonyms: hellcat vixen
Related terms: unpleasant_woman
4. [ noun ] (zoology) large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
Synonyms: harpy_eagle Harpia_harpyja
Related terms: eagle Harpia
Similar spelling:   harp