ichneumon

[n] - North African mongoose
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Ichneumon

Ich·neu'mon noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, from ... to track or hunt after, from 'i`chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zoology) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes , and family Viverridæ...
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ichneumon

1. <zoology> Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. Ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the anc...
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ichneumon

Herpestes ichneumon noun northern African mongoose; in ancient times thought to devour crocodile eggs
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Ichneumon

• (n.) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera. • (n.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is note...
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ichneumon

small carnivorous mammal, a species of mongoose (q.v.).
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ichneumon

any of a large and widely distributed insect group (order Hymenoptera) of considerable economic importance. The name sometimes refers to any member ... [2 related articles]
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ichneumon

ichneumon: see mongoose.
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Ichneumon

Ichneumon (Herpestes) is a genus of digiti-grade carnivorous animals belonging to the civet family. They have a long slender body, a sharp and pointed muzzle, and short legs. The most celebrated species, Herpestes Ichneumon, inhabits Egypt, where it is called Pharaoh's rat. It was adored by the ancient Egyptians on account of its antipathy to croco...
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Ichneumon

[medieval zoology] In medieval literature, the ichneumon or echinemon was the enemy of the dragon. When it sees a dragon, the ichneumon covers itself with mud, and closing its nostrils with its tail, attacks and kills the dragon. The ichneumon was also considered by some to be the enemy of the crocodile and the asp, and attack them in the s...
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ichneumon

small mongoose-like carnivorous quadruped
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Ichneumon

[genus] Ichneumon is a genus of the parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae. ==Selected species== This genus include about 270 species. == References== ...
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