Definitions of mongoose

n agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents

Herpestes nyula, Indian mongoose
keen-sighted viverrine of southern Asia about the size of a ferret; often domesticated
Herpestes ichneumon, ichneumon
northern African mongoose; in ancient times thought to devour crocodile eggs
Type of:
viverrine, viverrine mammal
small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World

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