noctule

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Etymology[edit]

Late 18th century: via French, from New Latin noctula, from noctua (small owl, from nox, noctis, “night”) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night).

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noctule (plural noctules)

  1. A bat, of the genus Nyctalus, that lives in tree hollows.
    Hyponyms: Azores noctule, birdlike noctule, Chinese noctule, common noctule, greater noctule bat, Japanese noctule, lesser noctule, mountain noctule

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