Ichneumia

noun

Ich·​neu·​mia
ikˈn(y)ümēə
: a genus of African carnivorous mammals (family Herpestidae) containing the white-tailed mongooses

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin ichneumon + New Latin -ia

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“Ichneumia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ichneumia. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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