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opossumnoun [C]

uk   /əˈpɒs.əm/  us   /-ˈpɑː.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 ​smallanimal that ​lives in ​trees and has ​thickfur, a ​longnose, and no ​hair on ​itstail
(Definition of opossum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “opossum”
in Spanish zarigüeya…
in Vietnamese thú có túi ôpốt…
in Malaysian oposum…
in Thai สัตว์คล้ายหนูมีกระเป๋าหน้าท้อง…
in French opossum…
in German das Opossum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负鼠…
in Indonesian sejenis hewan berkantung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 負鼠…
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