What is another word for herpestes?

Pronunciation: [hˈɜːpɛsts] (IPA)

Herpestes is a term used to refer to a genus of mammal, commonly known as mongoose. These small animals are native to Africa and Asia and are known for their agile and fast movements. Some common synonyms for the term herpestes include the Indian gray mongoose, small Asian mongoose, and the Egyptian mongoose. Other related terms that are often used in place of herpestes include the meerkat, civet, and even the ferret. Despite their small size, these mammals are known for their speed, intelligence, and adaptability, making them some of the most fascinating creatures in the animal kingdom.

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What are the hypernyms for Herpestes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Herpestes?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Herpestes?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Herpestes?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for herpestes (as nouns)

Usage examples for Herpestes

herpestes, 38. Herport, Albrecht, his work on India, 71 n.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon"
J. Emerson Tennent
Of the thirteen genera in Herpestina, we have only to do with herpestes, Calogale, Calictis, Urva, Taeniogale, and Onychogale, which six are by most naturalists treated under herpestes, and I will continue to do so, as the differences are hardly sufficient to warrant so much subdivision.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon"
Robert A. Sterndale

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