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Definition of yapock

Yapock Ya"pock (?; 277), n. [Probably from the river Oyapok, between French Guiana and Brazil.] (Zo["o]l.) A South American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called also water opossum. [Written also yapack.]
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.

Meaning of yapock from wikipedia

- 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...