any of a genus (Pipistrellus) of small bats that characteristically fly early in the evening: found in North America and in most of the Eastern Hemisphere
Origin of pipistrelleFrench pipistrelle from Italian pipistrello, altered from OIt vipistrello from Classical Latin vespertilio, bat from vesper, evening: see vesper
Any of various small insectivorous bats, especially of the genera Pipistrellus and Hypsugo, found throughout the world.
Origin of pipistrelleFrench from Italian pipistrello bat alteration of Old Italian vipistrello from Latin vespertiliō ; see vespertilionid .
- Any of various species of bat of the genus Pipistrellus.