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Definition 1: nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America - [noun denoting animal]

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(opossum is a kind of ...) mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried

(... is a kind of opossum ) omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America

(... is a kind of opossum ) South American opossum

(... is a member of opossum) opossums

Definition 2: small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for opossum in the sense of this definition

(opossum is a kind of ...) mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried

(... is a kind of opossum ) woolly-haired monkey-like arboreal marsupial of New Guinea and northern Australia

(... is a kind of opossum ) bushy-tailed phalanger

(... is a kind of opossum ) nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body

(... is a kind of opossum ) sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark

(... is a member of opossum) phalangers; koalas

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