Definition of serotine in English:

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serotine

Pronunciation: /ˈserət(i)n/
/ˈserəˌtīn/ /ˈserəˌtēn/

noun

A medium-sized insectivorous bat found in Eurasia and Africa.
  • A chiefly Eurasian bat (genus Eptesicus, family Vespertilionidae, in particular the widespread E. serotinus). An African bat (genus Pipistrellus, family Vespertilionidae)..
Example sentences
  • The Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus) is one of our less common species and is found mainly south of a line from The Wash to parts of South Wales.
  • In the summer, serotines roost in tree hollows and attics.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French sérotine, from Latin serotinus 'of the evening, late', from serus 'late'.

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Syllabification: ser·o·tine

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