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From Latin ichneumon, from Ancient Greek ἰχνεύμων (ikhneúmōn, tracker)’, from ἴχνος (íkhnos, track, footstep).

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ichneumon (plural ichneumons)

  1. The Egyptian mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, found in Africa and southern Europe.
  2. The ichneumon wasp.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 43:
      Ada's unique Lorelei Underwing had died, paralyzed by some ichneumon that had not been deceived by those clever prominences and fungoid smudges.

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