from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various very small insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, found throughout the world.
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- n. Any of various species of bat of the genus Pipistrellus.
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- n. small European brown bat
French, from Italian pipistrello, bat, alteration of Old Italian vipistrello, from Latin vespertiliō; see vespertilionid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French pipistrelle, from Italian pipistrello ("bat"), variant of vipistrello, from Latin vespertilio. (Wiktionary)