mongoose

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

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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 predators of venomous snakes.

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Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 19:20