Ichneumon vs Nems - What's the difference?

ichneumon | nems |

As a noun ichneumon

is the (egyptian mongoose), , found in africa and southern europe.

As an acronym nems is




(Egyptian mongoose) (Ichneumon wasp)


(en noun)
  • The (Egyptian mongoose), , found in Africa and southern Europe.
  • *, II.12:
  • *:when the Ichneumon is to grapple with the Crocodile, he walloweth his body in the mire, then lets the same drie and harden upon him.
  • The ichneumon wasp.
  • *1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 43:
  • *:Ada's unique Lorelei Underwing had died, paralyzed by some ichneumon that had not been deceived by those clever prominences and fungoid smudges.
  • nems



  • (archaic) The ichneumon, or Egyptian mongoose.
  • (Webster 1913) ----