Meaning of leaf-nosed bat

leaf'-nosed bat'

Pronunciation: (lēf'nōzd"), [key]
  1. 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.
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