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ˈmɒŋˌgus, ˈmɒn-Mon·goose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mongoose(noun)

    agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents


  1. mongoose(Noun)

    Carnivores of the family Herpestidae. Various species range in size from small rats to large cats. Species such as the Indian mongoose are famed as predators of venomous snakes, but in fact the habits of mongooses vary. Most mongooses are generalist predators that will eat almost anything that they can overpower, ranging from insects and scorpions to rats.

  2. Origin: From mangus, from मुंगूस, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mongoose(noun)

    alt. of Mongoos


  1. Mongoose

    Mongooses are 33 living species of small carnivorans from southern Eurasia and mainland Africa of the family Herpestidae. Four additional species from Madagascar in the subfamily Galidiinae, which were previously classified in this family, are also referred to as "mongooses" or "mongoose-like". Genetic evidence indicates the Galidiinae are more closely related to other Madagascar carnivorans in the family Eupleridae, which is the closest living group to the true mongooses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mongoose

    mong′gōōs, n. a common ichneumon of India, often domesticated to destroy snakes.—Also Mung′oose. [Marathi mangus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mongoose in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mongoose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Mongoose in a Sentence

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    Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law fight like snake and mongoose, no one knows who is who actually and none can perhaps ever predict who will win eventually.

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