Definition of ratel in English:

ratel

Syllabification: ra·tel
Pronunciation: /ˈrätl, ˈrātl
 
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noun

  • A badgerlike mammal with a white or gray back and black underparts, native to Africa and Asia. Also called honey badger.
    • Mellivora capensis, family Mustelidae
    More example sentences
    • Honey badgers, or ratels, can weigh up to 12 kilograms.

Origin

late 18th century: from Afrikaans, of unknown ultimate origin.

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