Noctule
Noctule Noc"tule (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. noctua a night owl, fr. nox, noctis, night.] (Zo["o]l.) A large European bat ({Vespertilio altivolans} syn. {Noctulina altivolans}). [1913 Webster]

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  • noctule — [ nɔktyl ] n. f. • 1791; du lat. noctua « chouette » ♦ Chauve souris d assez grande envergure (vespertilionidés) qui vit en Europe et en Asie. ● noctule nom féminin Chauve souris (vespertilionidé) se nourrissant d insectes capturés dès le coucher …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • noctule — [näk′to͞ol΄, näk′tyo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < VL * noctula, owl, bat, dim. < L noctua: see NOCTUID] any of a genus (Nyctalus) of bats; esp., a large brown species ( N. noctula) of Europe and the British Isles …   English World dictionary

  • noctule — rudasis nakviša statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Nyctalus noctula angl. common noctule; great bat; noctule; noctule bat vok. Abendsegler; eurasischer Abendsegler; frühfliegende Fledermaus; gemeiner… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Noctule — Nyctalus Nyctalus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • noctule — /nok choohl/, n. a large reddish insectivorous bat, Nyctalus noctula, common to Europe and Asia. [1765 75; < F < It nottola a bat, owl L noctua night owl. See NOCTUID, ULE] * * * ▪ mammal       any of about six species of vesper bats (vesper bat) …   Universalium

  • noctule — noun A bat, of the genus Nyctalus, that lives in tree hollows …   Wiktionary

  • noctule — [ nɒktju:l] noun a large golden brown bat with long, slender wings, rounded ears, and a short muzzle. [Nyctalus noctula.] Origin C18: from Fr., from Ital. nottola bat , lit. small night creature …   English new terms dictionary

  • noctule — noc·tule …   English syllables

  • noctule — /ˈnɒktʃul/ (say nokchoohl) noun any of a number of large reddish insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, common to Europe and Asia. {French, from Italian nottola bat, from notte night, from Latin nox} …   Australian English dictionary

  • noctule — n. a large W. European bat, Nyctalus noctula. Etymology: F f. It. nottola bat …   Useful english dictionary

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