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Noun: possum  pó-sum
  1. Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
    - phalanger, opossum [Austral, NZ]
  2. [N. Amer] Nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
    - opossum

Derived forms: possums

Type of: marsupial, pouched mammal

Part of: Didelphidae, family Didelphidae, family Phalangeridae, Phalangeridae

Encyclopedia: Possum