Adam looked carefully at the mongoose box as the African went by, and was glad to see that it was intact.
The mongoose is a small beast of prey of the Viverridæ family.
The best way to secure specimens of badger and mongoose is by digging-out their breeding-earths or warrens.
They are particularly on the watch for the Mediterranean fruit fly and for the mongoose.
Walter caught a mongoose and brought him in with much triumph.
When there were no people in the bungalow, did we have any mongoose in the garden?
The Egyptian mongoose is a rather larger animal, being about three feet in length from the head to the tip of the tail.
And then the old story about the man and his mongoose recurred to me, and I stopped.
So now the question is, how shall he get rid of the mongoose?
The mongoose has run away into the woods and has not come back.
"snake-killing ichneumon of India," 1690s, perhaps via Portuguese, from an Indic language (cf. Mahrathi mangus "mongoose"), probably ultimately from Dravidian (cf. Telugu mangisu, Kanarese mungisi, Tamil mangus). The form of the English word altered by folk-etymology.