pipistrelle

[ pip-uh-strel, pip-uh-strel ]
/ ˌpɪp əˈstrɛl, ˈpɪp əˌstrɛl /

noun

any of numerous insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, especially P. pipistrellus of Europe and Asia.

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Origin of pipistrelle

1775–85; <French <Italian pipistrello, variant of vipistrello ≪ Latin vespertīliōn- (stem ofvespertīliō) bat. See vespertilionine

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British Dictionary definitions for pipistrelle

pipistrelle
/ (ˌpɪpɪˈstrɛl) /

noun

any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae

Word Origin for pipistrelle

C18: via French from Italian pipistrello, from Latin vespertīliō a bat, from vesper evening, because of its nocturnal habits
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