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A.Word.A.Day--serotine

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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.

serotine (SER-uh-tin, -tyn) adjective

Late in occurring, forming, or flowering.

noun

A small brown bat (Eptesicus serotinus) native of Europe and Asia (named after its habit of appearing late in the evening).

[From Latin serotinus (belated), from serus (late).]

See more usage examples of serotine in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"We passed along, athwart the twilight peering Forward as far as ever eye could stretch Against the sunbeams serotine and lucent." Dante Alighieri; The Divine Comedy (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow); 1867.

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