Meaning of “opossum” in the English Dictionary

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"opossum" in British English

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opossumnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpɒs.əm/ us /əˈpɑː.səm/

(Definition of “opossum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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opossumnoun [ C ]

us /əˈpɑs·əm/ short form possum, us /ˈpɑs·əm/

a small animal that lives in trees and has thick fur, a long nose, and no hair on its tail

(Definition of “opossum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)