a badgerlike carnivore, Mellivora capensis, of Africa and India.
- Also called honey badger.
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How to use ratel in a sentence
Two kinds of ratels are known, one of which lives in Africa and the other in India.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
For about once a week that his master had gone over to Ratels Hoek formerly, now he went thither at least twice or three times.
Should he wake up directly and find himself back again at Pretoria, or at Ratels Hoek, or his own farm?
And have you forgotten, Aletta, that little talk we had one day in the garden at Ratels Hoek?
Instead of returning to Pretoria, he would proceed straight to Ratels Hoek.
British Dictionary definitions for ratel
Also called: honey badger a musteline mammal, Mellivora capensis, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Asia. It has a massive body, strong claws, and a thick coat that is paler on the back and it feeds on honey and small animals
Southern African a six-wheeled armoured vehicle
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