cete

[ seet ]
/ sit /

noun

a number of badgers together.

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Origin of cete

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, of obscure origin; perhaps variant of Middle English cite “town,” a usage suggested by similarity of Middle English forms for borough and burrow;see origin at city
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Example sentences from the Web for cete

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

  • 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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