A species of ichneumon (Herpestes nyula). Its fur is
beautifully variegated by closely set zigzag markings.
O () O, the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, derives its form,
value, and name from the Greek O, through the Latin. The letter came
into the Greek from the Ph/nician, which possibly derived it ultimately
from the Egyptian. Etymologically, the letter o is most closely related
to a, e, and u; as in E. bone, AS. ban; E. stone, AS. stan; E. broke,
AS. brecan to break; E. bore, AS. beran to bear; E. dove, AS. d/fe; E.
toft, tuft; tone, tune; number, F. nombre.