Meerkatze

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Etymology[edit]

Meer (sea) +‎ Katze (cat), because they were brought to Europe over the sea from Africa, and thought to resemble cats.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːɐ̯ˌkatsə/

Noun[edit]

Meerkatze f (genitive Meerkatze, plural Meerkatzen)

  1. guenon
    • 1907, Friedrich Dahl, Versuche über den Farbensinn bei einer Meerkatze

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with the English word meerkat.

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