mastiff bat definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous snub-nosed bats for the family Molossidae, present in cozy elements of most countries and achieving narrow wings and brown, grey, or black fur.
    • , any bat of this genus Molossus; so called due to the fact face notably resembles that of a mastiff.
    • A molossoid or bulldog-bat; a member of the Molossinæ: so called from its physiognomy. See Molossinæ.
    • a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with creased ears and little wings; usually operates across the floor

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