- (now only Caribbean) A (night-flying) bat.
- there were found divers populous nations, in farre differing climates, that lived upon them; made provision of them, and carefully fed them; as also of grasse-hoppers, pissemires, lizards, and night-bats [transl. chauvessouriz].
- (now literary) A ghost, an evil spirit.
- (Jamaica) A large nocturnal moth.