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English definition of “possum”

possum

noun [C]     /ˈpɒs.əm/ US  /ˈpɑː.səm/
a small marsupial found in Australia and New Zealand that lives in trees and has thick fur and a long nose and tail Wild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals US informal an opossumWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
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