Definition of plecotine in English:

plecotine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the genus Plecotus of bats of the family Vespertilionidae, characterized by very large ears and glandular masses on the muzzle.

noun

Zoology
  • A plecotine bat.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Plecotus, genus name (L. Oken Lehrb. der Naturgeschichte III. 928; from ancient Greek πλέκος wickerwork or its etymon πλέκειν to plait, twist + ὠτ-, οὖς ear: see oto-) + -ine.

Pronunciation

plecotine

/ˈplɛkə(ʊ)tʌɪn/