noun. northern African mongoose; in ancient times thought to devour crocodile eggs.
- ichneumon (Latin)
Sentences with ichneumon
Another variety of ichneumon wasp spends much of her life near small ponds or lakes and has learned to dive in order to deposit her eggs into the underwater larval sacs of caddis flies.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Each species of ichneumon larvae has a taste for a particular type of insect, and many have developed skills to reach even the most elusive prey.