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).

Sometimes falsely attributed to a Latin origin, as if from *oppossum; confer actual Latin possum (I am able, I can).

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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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  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, Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.

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opossum ? (plural opossums, diminutive opossumpje n)

  1. opossum

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opossum m (plural opossums)

  1. opossum

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