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pipistrel, pipistrelle (s) (noun); pipistrels, pipistrelles (pl)
1. Any of various very small insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, found throughout the world: "Pipistrelles are abundant in Europe and they have a reddish-brown color on top of their bodies; however, they have a grayer color underneath."
2. Etymology: French, from Italian pipistrello, "bat", alteration of Old Italian vipistrello, from Latin vespertilio.
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