vespertilian

adjective ves·per·til·ian \ ˌve-spər-ˈti-lē-ən , -ˈtil-yən \

Definition of vespertilian

: of, relating to, or resembling a bat
  • flaunts vespertilian wing and cloven hoof
  • —Robert Graves

Origin and Etymology of vespertilian

Latin vespertilio bat, from vesper


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