leaf-nosed bat



any of various New and Old World bats, as of the families Phyllostomatidae, Rhinolophidae, and Hipposideridae, having a leaflike flap of skin at the tip of the nose.

Nearby words

  1. leaf-cutting ant,
  2. leaf-cutting bee,
  3. leaf-footed bug,
  4. leaf-hopper,
  5. leaf-lard,
  6. leafage,
  7. leafbird,
  8. leafcutter ant,
  9. leafcutter bee,
  10. leafed

Origin of leaf-nosed bat

First recorded in 1865–70

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