vansire

Vansire

Van"sire\, n. [The native name: cf. F. vansire.] (Zo["o]l.) An ichneumon (Herpestes galera) native of Southern Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white. Called also vondsira, and marsh ichneumon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: vanquish
Next Definition: vansittart
Words Near: vansire
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for vansire
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing vansire
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature