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From French barbastelle, from Italian barbastrello.

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barbastelle (plural barbastelles)

  1. A relatively rare European bat, Barbastella barbastellus.
    • 2018, Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 13 June:
      But while common and soprano pipistrelles are numerous, the barbastelle bat is dependent on ancient woodland.