Definition of serotine in English:

serotine

Syllabification: ser·o·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈserətin, -ˌtīn
 
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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).
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    • 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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