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English definition of “marsupial”

marsupial

noun [C]     /mɑːˈsuː.pi.əl/ US  /mɑːr-/
a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America that is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother's body , where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed : Marsupials include koalas , possums , and kangaroos .Plants and animals - general words
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