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[nok-chool] /ˈnɒk tʃul/

a large reddish insectivorous bat, Nyctalus noctula, common to Europe and Asia.
any of several large Old World insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, esp N. noctula: family Vespertilionidae


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