Complete Definition of "ichneumon"

English
wikipedia|Egyptian mongoose
wikipedia|Ichneumon wasp
Etymology
From Latin #Latin|ichneumon, from Greek ἰχνευμων literally ‘tracker’, from ἴχνος ‘track, footprint’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪkˈnju:mən/

Noun
en-noun

  1. The Egyptian mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, found in Africa and southern Europe.
  2. The ichneumon wasp.

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