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pip·i·strelle

also pip·i·strel  (pĭp′ĭ-strĕl′, pĭp′ĭ-strĕl′)
n.
Any of various small insectivorous bats, especially of the genera Pipistrellus and Hypsugo, found throughout the world.

[French, from Italian pipistrello, bat, alteration of Old Italian vipistrello, from Latin vespertiliō; see vespertilionid.]

pipistrelle

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pipistrel

n
(Animals) any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
[C18: via French from Italian pipistrello, from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening, because of its nocturnal habits]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipistrelle - small European brown bat
vespertilian bat, vespertilionid - a variety of carnivorous bat
genus Pipistrellus, Pipistrellus - nearly cosmopolitan genus of very small bats
Translations

pipistrelle

[ˌpɪpɪˈstrel] Npipistrelo m

pipistrelle

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Lara and Charles with their children Alexander and Rebecca, and (below) one of their many pipistrelle bats
Another example is the brass to Sir Hugh Hastings, who died in 1347--one of the greatest of all English medieval brasses--at Elsing church in Norfolk; in 1984 this was in perfect condition, with fragments of the original inlaid colouring surviving; today it is pitted, blotched and ruined thanks to legally protected pipistrelle bats.
The tiny Pipistrelle bats were making nightly trips into the kitchen, living room and the bedroom of his daughters Victoria, 10, and Samantha, 12.
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But this summer Mike is smiling again because, although the pipistrelle bats are back for their 20th season, he hardly knows they are there.
In 1994, the Pennsylvania Game Commission declared the area a protective habitat for the Northern Long-Eared, Big Brown, Little Brown and Eastern Pipistrelle bats.
The plug was pulled on roof repairs at Erdington's Oasis Academy after the nesting pipistrelle bats were discovered.
HARBOUR porpoises, pipistrelle bats and prickly saltwort are among the stunning images of Welsh wildlife aiming to inspire a new generation of nature-lovers.
Common pipistrelle bats like warm conditions for their nursery roosts, and are therefore attracted to houses.
Helen Bostock, of the RHS, said: "Hedgehogs, dormice, toads, frogs, newts and pipistrelle bats all normally hibernate from mid-November, but have not been doing so.
And the inspector accepts Mr Davies would have built replacement roosts for lesser horseshoe and common pipistrelle bats.
The interests of the local community are being put second to pipistrelle bats.