Definition of cusimanse in English:


Line breaks: cusi|manse
Pronunciation: /ˌkuːsɪˈmansi
(also kusimanse)


  • A small gregarious mongoose with a dark brown coat and a long mobile snout, native to West Africa.
    • Crossarchus obscurus, family Herpestidae. Alternative name: long-nosed mongoose
    More example sentences
    • Most of the information known about the cusimanse has been gathered from data of animals in captivity.
    • Most of the information available on the cusimanse derives from observation in captivity, and very few field studies have been conducted.
    • Some experts now divide this large, diverse family into two, with the mongoose, meerkat and cusimanse in the Herpestidae Family.


mid 19th cent: probably a local word in West Africa.

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