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barbastelle

/ˌbɑːbəˈstɛl/
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1.
an insectivorous forest bat, Barbastella barbastellus, widely distributed across Eurasia, having a wrinkled face and prominent ears: roosts in trees or caves
Word Origin
French: from Italian barbastello, from Latin vespertilio bat; see pipistrelle
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