opossum

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See also: Opossum

English[edit]

An opossum.

Etymology[edit]

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

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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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  • Catalan: opòssum
  • Irish: apasam

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 opossum” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 opossum”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. ^ opossum” in the Collins English Dictionary

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Corsican[edit]

Un opossum.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal).

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Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossi)

  1. opossum

References[edit]

  • opossum” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemwa (white dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌoːˈpɔ.sʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: opos‧sum

Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossums, diminutive opossumpje n)

  1. opossum, marsupial of the family Didelphidae
    Synonym: buidelrat

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossums)

  1. opossum

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