Mongoose

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Mongoose Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents

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  • agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents

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Mongoose Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Herpestinae

A mongoose (plural Mongooses, alternatively Mongeese) is a member of the family Herpestidae, a family of small cat-like carnivores. Mongooses are widely distributed in Asia, Africa the Caribbean, and southern Europe.



Mongoose Sample Sentences in News


  • Mongoose Lookouts Carefully Weigh Risks (and Sing While They Do It)
    If you were assigned to watch a dozen dwarf mongooses on the savannah, would you know how to keep them safe? Or would half of them get snatched by snakes before you finished checking the dictionary to make sure they weren't really a dozen mongeese? Luckily these animals don't need us to watch their backs. Volunteers within their ranks take turns watching o Read more on this news related to 'Mongoose'
  • Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats
    Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University of Bristol has shown. Read more on this news related to 'Mongoose'
  • Lincoln Park Zoo population grows with new piglets, dwarf mongooses
    Lincoln Park Zoo announced the arrival of 11 baby animals Thursday— four dwarf mongoose pups and seven piglets. Read more on this news related to 'Mongoose'

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