any of numerous insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, especially P. pipistrellus of Europe and Asia.
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How to use pipistrelle in a sentence
Pipistrel, pipistrelle, pip-is-trel′, n. a small reddish-brown bat.
It includes only the North American N. humeralis (crepuscularis), a bat scarcely larger than the pipistrelle.
The pipistrelle feeds upon insects but will eat flesh if opportunity serves.Natural History in Anecdote | Various
Two of the commonest species, the pipistrelle, and the Long-eared Bat are among the latter.A Book of Natural History | Various
Like Myotis californicus this pipistrelle seemed to have a short and early foraging period.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California | Terry A. Vaughan
British Dictionary definitions for pipistrelle
any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
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