American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various snub-nosed bats of the family Molossidae, found in warm regions of most parts of the world and having narrow wings and brown, gray, or black fur.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A molossoid or bulldog-bat; a member of the Molossinæ: so called from its physiognomy. See Molossinæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) , any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.
- n. a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground
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