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cete

[ seet ]
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noun

a number of badgers together.

RELATED WORDS

mammal, porpoise, whale, grampus, dolphin, beluga, orca, whopper, cetacean, baleen, finback, rorqual, narwhal, ceta, orc, sei

Nearby words

cetacean, cetaceum, cetane, cetane number, cetatea albă, cete, ceteris paribus, ceti, cetin, cetinje, cetnik

Origin of cete

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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Examples from the Web for cete

  • The Cete are all predaceous, fish, pelagic crustaceans, and especially squids and cuttlefishes forming their principal food.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
  • A badger's earth or warren is properly and generally called a "set" or "cete."

    The Badger|Alfred E. Pease

British Dictionary definitions for cete

cete

/ (siːt) /

noun

a group of badgers

Word Origin for cete

C15: perhaps from Latin coetus assembly, from coīre to come together
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