VAN'SIRE, n. In zoology, a species of weasel with short ears, found in Madagascar.
In zoology, the Mangusta galera, a digitigrade, carnivorous mammal; a small quadruped, somewhat resembling a weasel, of a deep brown color, speckled with yellow, the tail of equal size its whole length; inhabiting Madagascar and the Isle of France.
- An ichneumon (Herpestes
galera) native of Southern Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown
or dark brown, grizzled with white. Called also vondsira, and