leaf-nosed bat

leaf-nosed bat
noun
bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
Syn: ↑leafnose bat
Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous bat, ↑microbat
Hyponyms:

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/leef"nohzd'/
any of various New and Old World bats, as of the families Phyllostomatidae, Rhinolophidae, and Hipposideridae, having a leaflike flap of skin at the tip of the nose.
[1865-70]

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leaf-nosed bat «LEEF NOHZD»,
any one of a group of tropical bats with a leaflike projection of skin extending upward from the nose.

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n. a bat with a leaflike appendage on the snout. Families Hipposideridae (Old World) and Phyllostomatidae (New World): numerous species

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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