- a large reddish insectivorous bat, Nyctalus noctula, common to Europe and Asia.
Origin of noctule
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- any of several large Old World insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, esp N. noctula: family Vespertilionidae
C18: probably from Late Latin noctula small owl, from Latin noctua night owl