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serotine2

[ser-uh-tin, -tahyn] /ˈsɛr ə tɪn, -ˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
a small Eurasian brown bat, Eptesicus serotinus.
Origin of serotine2
1765-1775
1765-75; < French sérotine < Latin sērōtina, feminine of sērōtinus serotine1
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British Dictionary definitions for serotines

serotine

/ˈsɛrəˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
(biology) Also serotinal (sɪˈrɒtɪnəl), serotinous. produced, flowering, or developing late in the season
noun
2.
either of two insectivorous bats, Eptesicus serotinus or Vespertilio serotinus: family Vespertilionidae
Word Origin
C16: from Latin sērōtinus late, from sērus late; applied to the bats because they fly late in the evening
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Word Origin and History for serotines

serotine

adj.

"late," 1590s, from French sérotine, from Latin serotinus "that which comes late; that which happens in the evening," from sero, adverb of serus "late" (see soiree). Also as a noun, a type of small, brown bat, from 1771. Related: serotinous, in botany (1880) "appearing later in the season than usual."

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