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mongoose

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Helogale parvula
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From Portuguese mangus, from Marathi मुंगूस (mumgūsa), from Telugu ముంగిస (muṃgisa).

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mongoose (plural mongooses or mongeese)

  1. Carnivores of the family Herpestidae and the similar Malagasy mongooses (Galidiinae), ranging in size from small rats to large cats, including the Indian mongoose famed as a predator of venomous snakes.

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