leaf-nosed bat

[ leef-nohzd ]
/ ˈlifˌnoʊzd /


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.

Origin of leaf-nosed bat

First recorded in 1865–70
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