from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat tawny or fulvous in color; approaching or becoming tawny.
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This bat frequents old buildings, dark cellars, old ruins, &c.; the young are fulvescent, and become darker with age.
-- Hair more or less brown above, sometimes with a chestnut hue, sometimes grizzled, or with a tinge of dun; yellowish-white, or with a fulvescent tinged white below; the throat, upper lip, and sides of head are nearly white; the line of separation of upper and lower parts not very distinctly marked.
-- "Fur very full and dense, pale fulvescent olive brown on the upper parts, slightly yellowish-white below; whiskers remarkably long" (_Blyth_).