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Meaning of RATEL

Pronunciation:  'reytl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia

RATEL is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: honey badger, Mellivora capensis
 See Also: genus Mellivora, Mellivora, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ra"tel\, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any carnivore of the genus {Mellivora}, allied to the weasels
and the skunks; -- called also {honey badger}.

Note: Several species are known in Africa and India. The Cape
      ratel ({M. Capensis}) and the Indian ratel ({M.
      Indica}) are the best known. The back is gray; the
      lower parts, face, and tail are black. They are fond of
      honey, and rob the nests of wild bees.

Computing Dictionary

Raytheon Automatic Test Equipment Language. For analog and digital computer controlled test centres. "Automatic Testing via a Distributed Intelligence Processing System", S.J. Ring, IEEE AUTOTESTCON 77 (Nov 1977).