banded mongoose

noun

Definition of banded mongoose

: a diurnal, gregarious, African mongoose (Mungos mungo) that is brownish gray with alternate transverse bands of dark brown and yellow across the back to the base of the tail
  • Banded mongooses live in extended-family groups, with as many as ten females breeding at the same time.
  • —Harvey LeifertNatural HistoryOctober 2008
  • Now a study of wild banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) shows that pups copy [foraging] skills from “teenage” males who act as escorts.
  • New Scientist17 July 2010

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First Known Use of banded mongoose

1883


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