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English definition of “mongoose”


noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒŋ.ɡuːs/ us    /ˈmɑːŋ-/ (plural mongooses)
a small tropical animal with a long tail that eats snakes, rats, and birds' eggsWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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