Definition of mastiff bat in English:

mastiff bat

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noun

  • 1A heavily built free-tailed bat with a broad muzzle, found mainly in America and Australasia.
    • Eumops, Molossus, and other genera, family Molossidae: several species
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    • This one's a mastiff bat,’ says a zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
    • The zoologist and his collaborator use the handheld bat detector to catalog the calls of bats such as this mastiff bat.
  • 1.1 another term for bulldog bat.
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    • Two species (placed in a single genus) make up this family, the members of which are called bull-dog or mastiff bats.

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