herpestes definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of carnivores including the mongooses.
    • the normal genus of ichneumons or mongooses of this subfamily Herpestinæ, formerly including the whole team, today restricted to such types because the Egyptian ichneumon or Pharaoh's rat (H. ichneumon), the mongoose of Asia (H. griseus), and many other people. See cut under ichneumon.
    • mongooses

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