Definition of cusimanse in English:


Line breaks: cusi|manse
Pronunciation: /ˌkuːsɪˈmansi/

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(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


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

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