opossum mouse


opossum mouse
noun
: any of several small Australian phalangers (genus Cercaërtus syn. Dromicia) that resemble mice

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  • Opossum mouse — Opossum O*pos sum, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and {Chironectes}; called also {possum}. The common species of the United States is {Didelphys Virginiana}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opossum — O*pos sum, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and {Chironectes}; called also {possum}. The common species of the United States is {Didelphys Virginiana}. [1913 Webster] Note: Several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Opossum Rat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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  • opossum — /euh pos euhm, pos euhm/, n., pl. opossums, (esp. collectively) opossum. 1. a prehensile tailed marsupial, Didelphis virginiana, of the eastern U.S., the female having an abdominal pouch in which its young are carried: noted for the habit of… …   Universalium

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  • mouse opossum — noun 1. : an opossum of the genus Marmosa 2. : dormouse opossum …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouse opossum. — See murine opossum. * * * …   Universalium

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