honey-ratel, noun

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EnglishShow more English honey + ratel.
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The ratel (sense 1), Mellivora capensis.
1816 Kirby & Spence Intro. to Entomology (1843) I. 238The honey-ratel..has a particular instinct enabling it to discover bees.
1835 W. Kirby On Power of God as Manifested in Creation of Animals II. 463Bee cuckows..indicating to the honey-ratel..the subterranean nests of certain bees.
1900 W.L. Sclater Mammals of S. Afr. I. 110Vernacular Names: Ratel or Honey-Ratel of Colonists.
The ratel (sense 1), Mellivora capensis.

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