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 (sĕr′ə-tĭn, -tīn′)
Any of a several bats of the genus Eptesicus, especially E. serotinus, of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

[From New Latin sērōtinus, specific epithet, from Latin, coming late (from its habit of appearing late in the evening); see serotinous.]


(Biology) biology Also: serotinal or serotinous produced, flowering, or developing late in the season
(Animals) either of two insectivorous bats, Eptesicus serotinus or Vespertilio serotinus: family Vespertilionidae
[C16: from Latin sērōtinus late, from sērus late; applied to the bats because they fly late in the evening]
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Noun1.serotine - common brown bat of Europeserotine - common brown bat of Europe    
vespertilian bat, vespertilionid - a variety of carnivorous bat
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Serotines are large bats that forage low over grassland feeding on dung beetles.
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