opossum

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English[edit]

An opossum.

Etymology[edit]

From Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemw (white dog); compare Ojibwe waabasim (white dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpɒsəm/
  • (US) enPR: ə-päsʹəm, IPA(key): /əˈpɑsəm/
  • Hyphenation: o‧pos‧sum

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opossum (plural opossums)

  1. Any American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. The common species of the United States is Didelphis virginiana.

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

opossum ? (plural opossums, diminutive opossumpje n)

  1. opossum

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossums)

  1. opossum