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[French, from obsolete Dutch surikat, macaque, probably of South African origin.]
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(Animals) the slender-tailed meerkat. See meerkat
[C18: from French surikate, probably from a native South African word]
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a small burrowing South African colonial viverrid, Suricata suricatta, related to the mongooses.Also called meerkat.
[1775–85; earlier surikate < French < Dutch surikat macaque]
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|Noun||1.||suricate - burrowing diurnal meerkat of southern Africa; often kept as a pet|
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