suricate

noun
su·​ri·​cate | \ ˈsu̇rəˌkāt \
variants: or less commonly suricat \ -​kat \
plural -s

Definition of suricate

: an African meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

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History and Etymology for suricate

French surikate, probably from native name in southern Africa

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“Suricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suricate. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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