mongoose: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mong'gs", mon'-), [key]
— pl. -goos•es.
- a slender, ferretlike carnivore, Herpestes edwardsi, of India, that feeds on rodents, birds, and eggs, noted esp. for its ability to kill cobras and other venomous snakes.
- any of several other animals of this genus or related genera.
- mongoose (Thesaurus)