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meerkat

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Etymology

From Afrikaans meerkat, transferrative use of Dutch meerkat (guenon (monkey)). Compare English mercat.

meerkat

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmɪəkat/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɪ(ə)ɻkæt/

Noun

Singular
meerkat

Plural
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  1. A small carnivorous mammal of the mongoose family, from the Kalahari Desert, known for its habit of standing on its hind legs. Scientific name: Suricata suricatta.

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Afrikaans

Noun

meerkat

  1. small carnivorous mammal of the mongoose family, from the Kalahari Desert. Scientific name: Suricata suricatta

Dutch

guenon (C. mitis)

Noun

meerkat de m.

  1. guenon, one of a number of monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus

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