Definition of flittermouse in English:


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noun (plural flittermice)

Old-fashioned term for bat2 (sense 1).
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  • Farmers report seeing the small Flittermouse diving through clusters of bugs near their houselantern, seeming to sift out the larger flying beetles from the smaller gnats and flies with a meticulous discrimination.


mid 16th century: on the pattern of Dutch vledermuis or German Fledermaus.

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