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noun 
  1. 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
Translations: 
  • Dutch: stokstaartje (1)
  • French: suricate
  • German: Erdmí¤nnchen
Etymology: From Afrikaans meerkatAfrikaans, meerkat. The name comes from Dutch meerkatDutch, meerkat, but by misidentification. Dutch meerkat (lit. "lake-cat") and German Meerkatze, literally "sea-cat") are monkeys (guenon).


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