- meerkat (n.)
- late 15c., "monkey," from Dutch meerkat "monkey" (related to Old High German mericazza), apparently from meer "lake" + kat "cat." But compare Hindi markat, Sanskrit markata "ape," which might serve as a source of a Teutonic folk-etymology, even though the word was in Germanic before any known direct contact with India. First applied to the small South African mammals in 1801.
- 1. For meerkat children , it's sometimes pays to play with their food.
- 2. A meerkat's inevitably maturing voice may be crucial for its colony's survival.
- 3. For the meerkat family unable to leave the desert plains, life is now really tough.
- 猫鼬一家无法离开这个沙漠平原, 现在的日子过得十分艰难.
- 4. A meerkat investigated a clipboard during the annual animal count at London Zoo.
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