suricate

noun

su·​ri·​cate
ˈsu̇rəˌkāt
variants or less commonly suricat
-kat
plural -s
: an African meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Mar. 2024.

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