flittermouse

flittermouse

[flit-er-mous]
noun, plural flittermice [flit-er-mahys] .
bat2 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1540–50; flitter1 + mouse; calque of German Fledermaus

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flittermouse (ˈflɪtəˌmaʊs)
 
n , pl -mice
a dialect name for bat
 
[C16: translation of German Fledermaus; see flitter, mouse]

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