Definition of Egyptian mongoose in English:

Egyptian mongoose


  • A mongoose occurring over much of Africa and parts of southwestern Asia and Iberia, noted for its destruction of crocodile eggs.

    Also called ichneumon

    Herpestes ichneumon, family Herpestidae

    ‘The Egyptian mongoose lives in Africa on the savanna.’
    • ‘The Egyptian mongoose is mainly nocturnal, although it sometimes hunts during the day.’
    • ‘In temperate regions, the Egyptian Mongoose gives birth to up to four young.’


Egyptian mongoose

/əˈjipSHən ˈmäNGˌɡo͞os/ /əˈdʒɪpʃən ˈmɑŋˌɡus/