Definition of horseshoe bat in English:

horseshoe bat

noun

  • An insectivorous Old World bat with a horseshoe-shaped ridge on the nose.

    • ‘The ears of another kind of bat, the horseshoe bat, cannot hear sounds the same pitch as their own calls, but can hear the echoes because they are slightly lower in pitch.’
    • ‘Female greater horseshoe bats may choose one mate for life, and even share him with their daughters and granddaughters, creating a tight social structure.’
    • ‘Each female greater horseshoe bat can produce only one offspring at a time, said Brock Fenton, a biology professor and bat expert at the University of Western Ontario.’
    • ‘One threatened species, the lesser horseshoe bat, was only detected on organic farms.’
    • ‘New species of bats have been attracted to the renovated roost, including pipistrelle bats and lesser horseshoe bats.’