Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a several bats of the genus Eptesicus, especially E. serotinus, of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small European bat, Vespertilio or Vesperugo serotinus, of a reddish-brown color above and paler gravish- or yellowish-brown below, about 3 inches long: so called because it flies late in the evening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The European long-eared bat (Vesperugo serotinus).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several small bats of the genus Eptesicus
  • adjective botany late-flowering

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

  • noun common brown bat of Europe

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin sērōtinus, specific epithet, from Latin, coming late (from its habit of appearing late in the evening); see serotinous.]

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  • late in occuring,forming or flowering. Usually,said of flowers but can be used figuratively

    December 8, 2007