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Possum

Possum Meaning & Definition
Possum Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Possum?

[n] nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
[n] small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

Synonyms | Synonyms for Possum: opossum | phalanger

Related Terms | Find terms related to Possum: ape | bar | bear | Cape polecat | cavy | chimp | chimpanzee | coon | ferret | foumart | glutton | groundhog | guinea pig | hedgehog | monk | monkey | mousehound | opossum | polecat | porcupine | prairie dog | quill pig | raccoon | skunk | weasel | whistle-pig | wolverine | woodchuck | zoril

See Also | brush-tailed phalanger | common opossum | crab-eating opossum | cuscus | Didelphidae | Didelphis marsupialis | Didelphis virginiana | family Didelphidae | family Phalangeridae | flying opossum | flying phalanger | flying squirrel | kangaroo bear | koala | koala bear | marsupial | native bear | Phalangeridae | Phascolarctos cinereus | pouched mammal | Trichosurus vulpecula

Possum In Webster's Dictionary

\Pos"sum\, n. [Shortened from opossum.] (Zo["o]l.) An opossum. [Colloq. U. S.] {To play possum}, {To act possum}, to feign ignorance, indifference or inattention, with the intent to deceive; to dissemble; -- in allusion to the habit of the opossum, which feigns death when attacked or alarmed.

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