Herpestes griseus
Mongoose Mon"goose, Mongoos Mon"goos, n.; pl. {Mongooses} 1. (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}.] [1913 Webster]

2. [Tamil manegos.] A Madagascan lemur ({Lemur mongos}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Herpestes griseus — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herpestes ichneumon — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Мунго Мунгос — (Herpestes griseus) см. Мангуста …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Мунго, Мунгос — (Herpestes griseus) см. Мангуста …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Ichneumon — Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ichneumon fly — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mongoose — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossarchus fasciatus — Mongoose Mon goose, Mongoos Mon goos, n.; pl. {Mongooses} 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemur mongos — Mongoose Mon goose, Mongoos Mon goos, n.; pl. {Mongooses} 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mongoos — Mongoose Mon goose, Mongoos Mon goos, n.; pl. {Mongooses} 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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