A small burrowing mongoose (Suricata suricatta) of southern Africa, having brownish-gray fur and a long tail, which it uses for balance when it stands on its hind legs.
Any of various mongooses of SW Africa, esp. a small, grayish one (Suricata suricatta) that lives in colonies underground.
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Origin of meerkat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition