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nose leaf

  1. a leaflike outgrowth of skin on the nose of various bats, thought to be sensitive to vibrations of the air.
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Origin of nose leaf

First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of nose leaf

  • The nose-leaf has a narrower outline and its sella is more wedge-shaped; the lancet slender with a wedge-shaped tip.

    Animal Life of the British Isles

    Edward Step