an African crested bird of prey, Terathopius ecaudatus, with a short tail and long wings: subfamily Circaetinae, family Accipitridae (hawks, etc)
a common African eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus, having a very short tail. Historical Examples There shrieked the great “Caffre eagle,” and side by side with him the short-tailed and singular “bateleur.” The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
- Batement light
a compartment of a window with tracery, the bottom of which is formed by the arched head of a compartment or compartments below.
Katherine Lee, 1859–1929, U.S. educator and author. to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. to diminish or subside; abate. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the […]
- Batesian mimicry
the protective resemblance in appearance of a palatable or harmless species, as the viceroy butterfly, to an unpalatable or dangerous species, as the monarch butterfly, that is usually avoided by predators. noun (zoology) mimicry in which a harmless species is protected from predators by means of its resemblance to a harmful or inedible species Batesian […]