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  1. a number of badgers together.
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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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Related Words for cete

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

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Historical Examples of cete

  • 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


  1. a group of badgers
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Word Origin for cete

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