Definition of Meerkat

1. Noun. A mongoose-like viverrine of South Africa having a face like a lemur and only four toes.

Exact synonyms: Mierkat
Generic synonyms: Viverrine, Viverrine Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Suricata, Suricata
Specialized synonyms: Slender-tailed Meerkat, Suricata Suricatta, Suricata Tetradactyla, Suricate



Definition of Meerkat

1. n. A South African carnivore (Cynictis penicillata), allied to the ichneumons.

Definition of Meerkat

1. Noun. A small carnivorous mammal of the mongoose family, from the Kalahari Desert, known for its habit of standing on its hind legs. Scientific name: ''Suricata suricatta''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Meerkat

1. an African mongoose [n -S]

Medical Definition of Meerkat

1. A South African carnivore (Cynictis penicillata), allied to the ichneumons. Origin: D. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meerkat

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meeks
meemie
meemies
meep
meeped
meeping
meeple
meeples
meer
meercat
meercats
meered
meerestone
meering
meerkat (current term)
meerkats
meers
meerschaum
meerschaums
meese
meet
meet-and-greet
meet-up
meet-ups
meet and greet
meet cute
meet halfway
meet market
meet one's doom

Literary usage of Meerkat

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1. Home Life on an Ostrich Farm by Annie Martin (1891)
"meerkats plentiful in the Karroo—Their appearance—Intelligence— Fearlessness — Friendship for dogs — A meerkat in England— meerkat an inveterate ..."

2. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World by John George Wood (1882)
"The meerkat, being very tenacious of life, does not succumb easily, and accordingly there is scarcely a skin which has not been pierced in one or more ..."

3. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of Thw by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"... SLENDER- TAILED meerkat. It is found all over South Africa, and is very common ii the Karroo. It eats insects and grubs as well as small animals, ..."

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