from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A carnivorous mammal (Mellivora capensis) of Africa and Asia, having short legs and a thick coat that is dark below and whitish above. Also called honey badger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A carnivorous mammal, Mellivora capensis, found in Africa and some parts of Asia; the honey badger
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks; -- called also honey badger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A carnivorous quadruped of the family Mustelidæ and subfamily Mellivorinæ as Mellivora capensis or M. ratellus. the honey-ratel of the Cape of Good Hope, and M. indica, that of India; a honey-badger. See Mellivora, and cut in next column.
- n. See rotl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia
Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, rattle, honeycomb (either from its cry or its taste for honey).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)