noctule definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable, reddish-brown insectivorous bat of genus Nyctalus, present in Eurasia, Indonesia, and also the Philippines and typically dwelling when you look at the hollows of trees.
    • A bat, associated with the genus Nyctalus, that lives in tree hollows.
    • A large European bat (Vespertilio altivolans syn. Noctulina altivolans).
    • A bat of the genus Noctilio or household Noctilionidæ.
    • Vespertilio or Vesperugo noctula, the greatest Brit species of bat, being almost 3 ins very long without having the tail, which is totally 1½ ins.

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