Definition of flittermouse in English:

flittermouse

noun

  • old-fashioned term for bat
    • ‘Farmers report seeing the small Flittermouse diving through clusters of bugs near their houselantern, seeming to sift out the larger flying beetles from the smaller gnats and flies with a meticulous discrimination.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: on the pattern of Dutch vledermuis or German Fledermaus.

Pronunciation:

flittermouse

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