from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of Central American and South American emballonurine bats, the type of a family Noctilionidæ. N. leporinus, a bat of singular aspect, is the leading species.
- noun A member of this genus.
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The Sirex wood wasp (Sirex noctilio) - or so-called "Eurasian wasp" - is a conifer-infesting pest of Eurasian origin that has infested pine plantations in many southern hemisphere countries.
Of the bat kind there is an extraordinary variety: the churi-churi is the smallest species, called vulgarly burong tikus, or the mouse-bird; next to these is the kalalawar; then the kalambit; and the kaluwang (noctilio) is of considerable size; of these I have observed very large flights occasionally passing at a great height in the air, as if migrating from one country to another, and Captain Forrest notices their crossing the