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Definitions for ratel
ˈreɪt l, ˈrɑt lra·tel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratel, honey badger, Mellivora capensisnoun

    nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia


  1. ratelnoun

    A carnivorous mammal, Mellivora capensis, found in Africa and some parts of Asia; the honey badger


  1. ratel

    The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel ( or ), is a mammal widely distributed in Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Because of its wide range and occurrence in a variety of habitats, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It is the only living species in the genus Mellivora and in the mustelid subfamily Mellivorinae. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species; instead, it bears more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin, strength and ferocious defensive abilities.


  1. ratel

    A ratel is a type of nocturnal mammal, also commonly known as a honey badger. It comes from the family Mustelidae, making it a relative of otters, weasels, and wolverines. Ratels are known for their strength, fierceness, and resilience. They primarily inhabit Africa and Asia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ratelnoun

    any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks; -- called also honey badger

  2. Etymology: [F.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ratel

    rā′tel, n. a genus of quadrupeds of the bear family, nearly allied to the gluttons, and very like the badgers. [Fr., dim. of rat.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RATEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ratel is ranked #105600 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ratel surname appeared 169 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ratel.

    82.8% or 140 total occurrences were White.
    8.8% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.5% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for ratel »

  1. alert

  2. alter

  3. artel

  4. taler

  5. later

  6. telar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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