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Definition of H ichneumon

H ichneumon
Ichneumon Ich*neu"mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. ? track, footstep.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverrid[ae]. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. The common species of India (H. griseus), known as the mongoose, has similar habits and is often domesticated. It is noted for killing the cobra. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonid[ae], of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera. Note: The female deposits her eggs upon, or in, the bodies of other insects, such as caterpillars, plant lice, etc. The larva lives upon the internal tissues of the insect in which it is parasitic, and finally kills it. Hence, many of the species are beneficial to agriculture by destroying noxious insects. Ichneumon fly. See Ichneumon, 2.

Meaning of H ichneumon from wikipedia

- The Ichneumonidae, also known as ichneumon wasps, ichneumonid wasps, ichneumonids, or Darwin wasps, are a family of parasitoid wasps of the insect order...
- The Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), also known as ichneumon (/ɪkˈnjuːmən/), is a mongoose species native to the tropical and subtropical gr****lands...
- In medieval literature, the ichneumon or echinemon was the enemy of the dragon. When it sees a dragon, the ichneumon covers itself with mud, and closing...
- मंगूस maṅgūs. The Mongoose, or ichneumon, Viverra ichneumon". A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English. London: W. H. Allen & Co. p. 1081. Molesworth...
- subordinated as a junior synonym to H. m. malay****. In 1906, Richard Lydekker proposed another subspecies by the name H. m. wardii for a sun bear skull,...
- Angolan slender mongoose (H. flavescens) Egyptian mongoose (H. ichneumon) Somalian slender mongoose (H. ochracea) Cape gray mongoose (H. pulverulenta) Common...
- मंगूस maṅgūs. The Mongoose, or ichneumon, Viverra ichneumon". A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English. London: W. H. Allen & Co. p. 1081. Archived...
- 29: 57–67. Higdon, J. W.; Bininda-Emonds, O. R.; Beck, R. M.; Ferguson, S. H. (2007). "Phylogeny and divergence of the pinnipeds (Carnivora: Mammalia)...
- clade, now known to be paraphyletic. The name is derived from Latin 'ichneumon', from Ancient Gr**** ἰχνεύμων (ikhneúmōn, "tracker"), from ἴχνος (íkhnos...
- Mazak, J. H. (2010). "What is Panthera palaeosinensis?". Mammal Review. 40 (1): 90−102. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2907.2009.00151.x. Mazák, J. H.; Christiansen...