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Noun: Didelphis marsupialis
  1. Omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America
    - common opossum, Didelphis virginiana

Type of: opossum, possum [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Didelphis marsupialis