pip·i·strelle also pip·i·strel (pĭp′ĭ-strĕl, pĭpĭ-strĕl′)
Any of various small insectivorous bats, especially of the genera Pipistrellus and Hypsugo, found throughout the world.
[French, from Italian pipistrello, bat, alteration of Old Italian vipistrello, from Latin vespertiliō; see VESPERTILIONID.]
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