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ichneumon

División en sílabas: ich·neu·mon
Pronunciación: /ikˈn(y)o͞omən
 
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Definición de ichneumon en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (also ichneumon wasp or ichneumon fly) A slender parasitic wasp with long antennae that deposits its eggs in, on, or near the larvae of other insects.
Example sentences
  • For him, the fiend that shook his faith was the ichneumon wasp, which lays its eggs inside the larvae of the horntail wasp.
  • They belong to the order Hymenoptera, which includes bees, wasps, sawflies, and ichneumons.
  • The Persians did not worship wood and stone with the Greeks, nor the ibis and ichneumon with the Egyptians.
2 another term for Egyptian mongoose.
Example sentences
  • They also are in competition for food with the swamp ichneumon, which preys on crabs.
  • There are also jackals, wolves, the ichneumon and, possibly, a polecat.

Origen

late 15th century (sense 2): via Latin from Greek ikhneumōn 'tracker', from ikhneuein 'to track', from ikhnos 'track, footstep'.

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