- the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)
- ichneumon fly
Origin of ichneumonClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek ichneum?n, ichneumon, literally , tracker ; from ichneuein, to track out, hunt after ; from ichnos, a track, footprint (from its supposed practice of locating and destroying crocodile eggs)
- Any of numerous parasitic wasps of the family Ichneumonidae, with larvae that are parasitoids of other insects and females that have long ovipositors. Also called ichneumon fly.
- See Egyptian mongoose.
Origin of ichneumonLatin ichneum&omacron;n, weasel, ichneumon fly, from Greek ikhneum&omacron;n, from ikhneuein, to track, from ikhnos, track.
female sabre wasp
- The Egyptian mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, found in Africa and southern Europe.
- The ichneumon wasp.
From Latin ichneumon, from Ancient Greek ἰχνεύμων (ikhneúmōn, “tracker”)’, from ἴχνος (íkhnos, “track, footstep”).