As nouns the difference between ichneumon and vansire
is that ichneumon
is the (egyptian mongoose
), , found in africa and southern europe while vansire
is (zoology) an ichneumon, herpestes galera
, native to africa and madagascar it is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white.
The (Egyptian mongoose), , found in Africa and southern Europe.
*: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.
(zoology) An ichneumon, Herpestes galera , native to Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white.