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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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