ratel


ra·tel

noun \ˈrä-təl, ˈrā-\

Definition of RATEL

:  an African or Asian nocturnal omnivorous mammal (Mellivora capensis) of the weasel family that resembles a badger

Origin of RATEL

Afrikaans, literally, rattle, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch — more at rattle
First Known Use: 1777

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