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Meaning of PHALANGER

Pronunciation:  fu'lanjur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
 

PHALANGER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: opossum, possum
 
 See Also: brush-tailed phalanger, cuscus, 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: 
\Pha*lan"ger\, n. [Cf. F. phalanger. See {Phalanx}.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any marsupial belonging to {Phalangista}, {Cuscus},
{Petaurus}, and other genera of the family
{Phalangistid[ae]}. They are arboreal, and the species of
{Petaurus} are furnished with lateral parachutes. See {Flying
phalanger}, under {Flying}.

 

 

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