|a mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, of Africa and S Europe, having greyish-brown speckled fur|
|[C16: via Latin from Greek, literally: tracker, hunter, from ikhneuein to track, from ikhnos a footprint; so named from the animal's alleged ability to locate the eggs of crocodiles]|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
any of a large and widely distributed insect group (order Hymenoptera) of considerable economic importance. The name sometimes refers to any member of the superfamily Ichneumonoidea, which includes the families Stephanidae, Braconidae, and Ichneumonidae. The Stephanidae, a largely tropical group, consists of several hundred species, and the Braconidae is a large, widely distributed group found in both temperate and tropical regions
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