The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cete \Ce"te\, n. [L., pl.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Cetacea, or collectively, the Cetacea.
n. 1 (context rare English) A cetacean 2 (context obsolete English) A company of badgers
Usage examples of "cete".
The harts and hinds in their herds, the boars in their singulars, the skulks of foxes, the richesses of martens, the bevies of roes, the cetes of badgers and the routs of wolves: all came to him more or less as something which you either skin or flayed and then took home to the cook.
Here she felt connected to the little girl who learned to swim in the waves with the cetes, who learned to scramble up steep rocks, dig holes.