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Definition of Opossum

Opossum
Opossum 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.

Meaning of Opossum from wikipedia

- The opossum (/əˈpɒsəm/ or /pɒsəm/) is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia (/daɪˌdɛlfɪˈmɔːrfiə/) endemic to the Americas. The largest order of marsupials...
- The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American opossum, is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. In the United States...
- The water opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the yapok (/ˈjæpɒk/), is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is the only living member...
- The common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), also called the southern or black-eared opossum or gambá, and sometimes called a possum, is a marsupial species...
- Opossums are a large order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. Opossum or Opossom may also refer to: Opossum rat, a species of rodent in the family...
- Heidi (May 2008 – 28 September 2011) was a Virginia opossum housed at Germany's Leipzig Zoo. In December 2010, the two-and-a-half year old, cross-e****...
- Didelphidae (American opossums) Subfamily: Caluromyinae Genus: Caluromys Derby's woolly opossum, Caluromys derbi**** LC Brown-eared woolly opossum, Caluromys lanatus...
- Possum may refer to: Opossum, or possum, an order (Didelphimorphia) of marsupials native to the Americas Common opossum, native to Central and South America...
- The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small South American member of the family Didelphidae. Unlike most other marsupials, the gray...
- The lutrine opossum (Lutreolina cr****icaudata), also known as the little water opossum, thick-tailed opossum, or coligrueso is an opossum species from...
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