- any of several large Old World insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, esp N. noctula: family Vespertilionidae
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
noc•tule (nok′cho̅o̅l),USA pronunciation n.
- Mammalsa large reddish insectivorous bat, Nyctalus noctula, common to Europe and Asia.
- Italian nottola a bat, owl
Latin noctua night owl. See noctuid, -ule
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noctule /ˈnɒktjuːl/ n