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n.1.(Zool.) A carnivorous animal (Crossarchus obscurus) of tropical Africa. It its allied to the civets. Called also kusimansel, and mangue.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among the animals recorded were large, charismatic species including forest elephants, chimpanzees, buffalos and leopards but also smaller, lesser-known animals such as elephant shrews, the mongoose-like cusimanse or kusimanse and the secretive African golden cat.