Definition of Horseshoe bat

1. Noun. Any of numerous bats of the family Hipposideridae of northwest Africa or Philippines or Australia having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose.

Generic synonyms: Leaf-nosed Bat, Leafnose Bat
Group relationships: Genus Hipposideros, Hipposideros



2. Noun. A bat of the family Rhinolophidae having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose.
Generic synonyms: Leaf-nosed Bat, Leafnose Bat
Group relationships: Family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horseshoe Bat

horseradishes
horseradishlike
horserake
horserakes
horserider
horseriders
horseriding
horses
horses' doovers
horses' mouths
horses for courses
horseshod
horseshoe
horseshoe arch
horseshoe bat (current term)
horseshoe crab
horseshoe crabs
horseshoe fistula
horseshoe kidney
horseshoe map
horseshoe maps
horseshoe placenta
horseshoe sandwich
horseshoe vetch
horseshoe whipsnake
horseshoed
horseshoeing
horseshoer
horseshoers

Literary usage of Horseshoe bat

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1. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The membrane which gives to this creature the title of horseshoe bat, ... The Great horseshoe bat seems to be less endurent of light than any of its British ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"И. murinus, Mouse-Coloured Horseshoe-Bat. India, Madras. 36. .... the Great Horseshoe-Bat, which is not now a native of these islands. ..."

3. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"Head of Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrum-equinum), to show nose leaf. Note also absence of tragus and large development of lobe of outer margin of ..."

4. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"The membrane which gives to this creature the title of horseshoe bat, ... The Great horseshoe bat seems to be less endurent of light than any of its British ..."

5. A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea by Hiram Stevens Maxim (1912)
"8 Head of the Mourning horseshoe bat . .... 8 Head of Townsend's Bat 9 Head ... 12 Head of the Greater horseshoe bat 12 Head of the Collared Bat 13 Head of ..."

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