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meerkat

[ meer-kat ]

noun



meerkat

/ ˈmɪəˌkæt /

noun

  1. any of several South African mongooses, esp Suricata suricatta ( slender-tailed meerkat or suricate ), which has a lemur-like face and four-toed feet


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Word History and Origins

Origin of meerkat1

Dutch: literally, monkey, apparently equivalent to meer ( mere 2 ) + kat cat
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Word History and Origins

Origin of meerkat1

C19: from Dutch: sea-cat
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Example Sentences

One big surprise from the MeerKAT result is that within the ring we see several curved filaments of radio emission.

MeerKAT captures radio waves using 64 antennae spread over almost five miles, and it’s the most sensitive telescope of its kind.

Over the next few months, the astronomers continued to sporadically observe the object with MeerKAT and managed to secure time on two X-ray satellites and a near-infrared telescope.

Following Meerkat, Houseparty was created as an effort to move social media away from public broadcasts.

Their chemistry killed so much that it was decided they would be a far better fit as the famous meerkat-warthog duo.

The last of the civet-like animals about which we can tell you is the meerkat, sometimes known as the suricate.

Often, when starting for a ride or drive, we have been obliged to shut up our meerkat, so determined was he to come with us.

This meerkat, the largest and handsomest we have ever seen, cannot have been anything less than the chief of his tribe.

The astonishment of dogs in England at a meerkat brought home by us was most amusing.

I would still redeem my pledge, and restore Meerkat, so lost not a moment in turning back to release the other two.

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