Definition of long-eared bat in US English:

long-eared bat


  • An insectivorous bat with ears that are very long in proportion to the body.

    Plecotus and other genera, family Vespertilionidae: several species, in particular the common (or brown) long-eared bat (P. auritus) of Eurasia

    • ‘The pipistrelles and brown long-eared bats who've been very active this summer have settled in their winter roosts - our cellar, old barn eaves and rot-holes in trees.’
    • ‘A colony of Gould's long-eared bats had taken up residence inside the bell.’