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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese mangusto, from Marathi मुंगूस (muṅgūs), from Old Marathi 𑘦𑘳𑘽𑘐𑘳𑘭 (muṁgusa), 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 predator of venomous snakes.

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