Vampyrum

noun

Vam·​py·​rum
(ˈ)vam¦pīrəm
: a genus of South and Central American bats (family Phyllostomatidae) that includes various harmless insectivorous usually spearnose bats compare vampire sense 3a

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from vampyrus vampire, from French vampire

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“Vampyrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vampyrum. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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