from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See ratel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Mellivora capensis, a badger-like mustelid native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the ratel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ratel, Mellivora ratellus: so called from its fondness for honey.

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


From honey + badger, referring to its liking for honey. (Wiktionary)


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