noun, plural mon·goos·es.
Origin of mongoose
Examples from the Web for mongoose
Had he possessed the intuition of a mongoose, Mr. Stiffson would have known that there was a snake in his grass.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
When there were no people in the bungalow, did we have any mongoose in the garden?The Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
However, just as the mongoose of the bag-man's story was not a real mongoose, neither am I a real philosopher.The Opinions of a Philosopher|Robert Grant
They are particularly on the watch for the Mediterranean fruit fly and for the mongoose.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
On May 16, 1910, a mongoose responded with unusual alacrity to the first call, running up within twenty yards.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman