ichneumon

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noun ich·neu·mon \ ik-ˈnü-mən , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of ichneumon

1 :a mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) of Africa, southern Europe, and southwestern Asia

Origin and Etymology of ichneumon

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek ichneumōn, literally, tracker, from ichneuein to track, from ichnos footprint



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