Egyptian mongoose

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Egyptian mongoose

n.
A large mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) of Africa and southern Europe, having a gray coat and a black tail tuft. Also called ichneumon.
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The slew of fragmented dog remains were similar to modern-day Australian dingoes but the haul also included remains of cats, falcons, jackals, foxes, bulls and a few Egyptian mongooses called ichneumon.

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