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cete

[seet] /sit/
noun
1.
a number of badgers together.
Origin of cete
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English, of obscure origin; perhaps variant of Middle English cite city, a usage suggested by similarity of Middle English forms for borough and burrow
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  • A badger's earth or warren is properly and generally called a "set" or "cete."

    The Badger Alfred E. Pease
  • The cete are all predaceous, fish, pelagic crustaceans, and especially squids and cuttlefishes forming their principal food.

British Dictionary definitions for cete

cete

/siːt/
noun
1.
a group of badgers
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Latin coetus assembly, from coīre to come together
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