adjective Etymology: Latin vespertilio bat, from vesper Date: 1874 of, relating to, or resembling a bat <
flaunts vespertilian wing and cloven hoof — Robert Graves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vespertilian — |vespə(r)|tilēən, lyən adjective Etymology: Latin vespertilio bat + English an : of, relating or suitable to, or resembling a bat vespertilian habits vespertilian anatomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • vespertilian — ves·per·til·ian …   English syllables

  • vespertilian bat — noun a variety of carnivorous bat • Syn: ↑vespertilionid • Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous bat, ↑microbat • Hyponyms: ↑frosted bat, ↑Vespertilio murinus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipistrelle — noun Etymology: French, from Italian pipistrello bat, alteration of vipistrello, ultimately from Latin vespertilion , vespertilio more at vespertilian Date: 1781 any of a genus (Pipistrellus of the family Vespertilionidae) of bats typically… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antrozous pallidus — noun drab yellowish big eared bat that lives in caves • Syn: ↑pallid bat, ↑cave bat • Hypernyms: ↑vespertilian bat, ↑vespertilionid • Member Holonyms: ↑Antrozous, ↑genus Antrozous …   Useful english dictionary

  • big brown bat — noun rather large North American brown bat; widely distributed • Syn: ↑Eptesicus fuscus • Hypernyms: ↑vespertilian bat, ↑vespertilionid • Member Holonyms: ↑Eptesicus, ↑genus Eptesicus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnivorous bat — noun typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution • Syn: ↑microbat • Hypernyms: ↑bat, ↑chiropteran • Hyponyms: ↑mouse eared bat, ↑leafnose bat, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cave bat — noun drab yellowish big eared bat that lives in caves • Syn: ↑pallid bat, ↑Antrozous pallidus • Hypernyms: ↑vespertilian bat, ↑vespertilionid • Member Holonyms: ↑Antrozous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cave myotis — noun small bat of southwest United States that lives in caves etc. • Syn: ↑Myotis velifer • Hypernyms: ↑vespertilian bat, ↑vespertilionid • Member Holonyms: ↑Myotis, ↑genus Myotis …   Useful english dictionary

  • eastern pipistrel — noun one of the smallest bats of eastern North America • Syn: ↑Pipistrellus subflavus • Hypernyms: ↑vespertilian bat, ↑vespertilionid • Member Holonyms: ↑Pipistrellus, ↑genus Pipistrellus …   Useful english dictionary

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