Definition of serotine in English:

serotine

noun

  • A medium-sized insectivorous bat found in Eurasia and Africa:

    • ‘The Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus) is one of our less common species and is found mainly south of a line from The Wash to parts of South Wales.’
    • ‘In the summer, serotines roost in tree hollows and attics.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French sérotine, from Latin serotinus of the evening, late, from serus late.

Pronunciation

serotine

/ˈsɛrətiːn/