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Egyptian mongoose Line breaks: Egyp|tian mon|goose

Definition of Egyptian mongoose in English:


A mongoose occurring over much of Africa and parts of SW Asia and Iberia, noted for its destruction of crocodile eggs. Also called ichneumon.
  • Herpestes ichneumon, family Herpestidae
Example sentences
  • The Egyptian mongoose lives in Africa on the savanna.
  • The Egyptian mongoose is mainly nocturnal, although it sometimes hunts during the day.
  • In temperate regions, the Egyptian Mongoose gives birth to up to four young.
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