Definition of Suricate

1. Noun. Burrowing diurnal meerkat of southern Africa; often kept as a pet.

Exact synonyms: Suricata Tetradactyla
Generic synonyms: Meerkat, Mierkat



Definition of Suricate

1. Noun. The meerkat, a member of the mongoose family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suricate

1. a burrowing mammal [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suricate

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surgical process
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surgical spirit
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surgicenter
surgicenters
surgier
surgiest
surgiholic
surgiholics
surging
surgings
surgy
suricate (current term)
suricates
suriclone
surikat
surili
surilis
surimi
surimis
surimono
surimonos
surinam cherry
surinamite
suring
surite
surjection

Literary usage of Suricate

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1. Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1883)
"LITTLE JEMMY," THE suricate. ... "—the " Prairie dog " being an American animal, like a marmot—but that he was the Zenick or suricate of Southern Africa. ..."

2. Notes and Jottings from Animal Life by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"MY suricate, JEMMY THE THIRD; JOE, THE TAME HARE ; AND MY JACKASS. As company for the monkeys and myself for many yea past I have had a ' Jemmy. ..."

3. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"We first select the suricate. A nose remarkably long, ... and close ears, give a peculiar expression to the physiognomy of the suricate. ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The suricate lives in caves and rock crevices, and will dig burrows. ... The suricate is largely vegetarian, living upon roots. Fro. 203.—suricate. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Erxleben, Gmelin, Sfc., made the suricate one of the species of their Viverra, ... The suricate is now a sub-genus of the reformed subdivisions of the ..."

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