from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A South African burrowing mammal (Suricata tetradactyla), allied to the civets. It is grayish brown, with yellowish transverse stripes on the back. Called also suricat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The African suricate, Rhyzæna tetraductyla or Suricata zenick. See cut under suricate.
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