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English definition of “opossum”

opossum

noun [C]     /əˈpɒs.əm/ US  /-ˈpɑː.səm/
US informal (also possum) a small American marsupial that lives in trees and has thick fur , a long nose , and a tail without fur Wild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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