Opossum

The opossums, also known by their scientific name Didelphimorphia ə), make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. They are also commonly called possums, particularly in the southern United States, although that term technically refers to Australian animals of the suborder Phalange...
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Opossum

• (n.) Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the United States is Didelphys Virginiana.
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opossum

<zoology> Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the United States is Didelphys Virginiana. ... 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 ...
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Opossum

O·pos'sum noun [ Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zoology) Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes . The common species of the United States is Didelphys Virginiana . » Several related species are found in South America. The water opossum of Braz...
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Opossum

A cat-sized marsupial with a prehensile tail native to the Southern and Midwestern U.S. Opossum, which has a flavor resembling young pig, can be prepared in the same manner suitable for a roast suckling pig.
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opossum

Any of a family of marsupials (mammals that carry their young in a pouch) native to North and South America. Most opossums are tree-living, nocturnal animals, with prehensile tails that can be used as an additional limb, and hands and feet well adapted for grasping. They range from 10 cm/4 in to 50 cm/20 in in length and are insectivoro...
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opossum

any of about 66 species of New World mammals constituting the family Didelphidae of the superorder Marsupialia. For ordinal relatives in American ... [1 related articles]
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Opossum

HMS Opossum was a British modified Black Swan Class sloop of 1430 tons displacement launched in 1944. HMS Opossum was powered by two 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 20 knots and carried a complement of 192. She was armed with six 4 inch dual purpose guns and eight 2 pdr anti-aircraft guns.
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opossum

opossum (upos'um, pos'–) , name for several marsupials, or pouched mammals, of the family Didelphidae, native to Central and South America, with one species extending N to the United States. With the exception of an obscure group found in South American forests, opossums are the only l...
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Opossum

The opossum (Didelphys) is a genus of prehensile-tailed carnivorous marsupials forming the family Didelphyidae, and found exclusively in America. They are characteristically arboreal forms, and have long tails. The great toe is capable of being opposed to the other digits, so that the hind foot can be used in climbing. The pouch is usually absent, ...
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opossum

[n] - nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
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