from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. , any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A molossoid or bulldog-bat; a member of the Molossinæ: so called from its physiognomy. See Molossinæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground


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