ratel

noun
ra·​tel | \ˈrä-tᵊl, ˈrā- \

Definition of ratel 

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

First Known Use of ratel

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ratel

Afrikaans, literally, rattle, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch — more at rattle

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