Vampyrum

noun
Vam·​py·​rum | \ (ˈ)vam¦pīrəm \

Definition of Vampyrum

: a genus of South and Central American bats (family Phyllostomatidae) that includes various harmless insectivorous usually spearnose bats — compare vampire sense 3a

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History and Etymology for Vampyrum

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 2 Mar. 2021.

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