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Meaning of MONGOOSE

Pronunciation:  'mâng`goos

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
 

MONGOOSE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: genus Herpestes, Herpestes, Herpestes ichneumon, Herpestes nyula, ichneumon, Indian mongoose, viverrine, viverrine mammal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mon"goose\, Mongoos \Mon"goos\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A species of ichneumon ({Herpestes griseus}), native of
    India. Applied also to other allied species, as the African
    banded mongoose ({Crossarchus fasciatus}). [Written also
    {mungoose}, {mungoos}, {mungous}.]
    
    
  2. \Mon"goose\, n.; pl. {Mongooses}. [Tamil manegos.]
    A Madagascan lemur ({Lemur mongos}).
    
    
 

 

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