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Meaning of OPOSSUM

Pronunciation:  u'pâsum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
  2. [n]  small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
 

OPOSSUM is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: phalanger, possum
 
 See Also: brush-tailed phalanger, common opossum, crab-eating opossum, cuscus, Didelphidae, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis virginiana, family Didelphidae, family Phalangeridae, flying opossum, flying phalanger, flying squirrel, kangaroo bear, koala, koala bear, marsupial, native bear, Phalangeridae, Phascolarctos cinereus, pouched mammal, Trichosurus vulpecula

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*pos"sum\, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and
{Chironectes}. The common species of the United States is
{Didelphys Virginiana}.



Note: Several related species are found in South America. The
      water opossum of Brazil ({Chironectes variegatus}),
      which has the hind feet, webbed, is provided with a
      marsupial pouch and with cheek pouches. It is called
      also {yapock}.

{Opossum mouse}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying mouse}, under
   {Flying}.

{Opossum shrimp} (Zo["o]l.), any schizopod crustacean of the
   genus {Mysis} and allied genera. See {Schizopoda}.

 
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