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One entry found for opossum.
Main Entry: opos·sum
Pronunciation: (schwa-)primarystresspäs-schwam
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural opossums also opossum
Etymology: from apossoun, opassom, a word in an Algonquian language of Virginia meaning, literally, "white dog"
: a common marsupial mammal mostly of the eastern U.S. that usually is active at night, has a tail that can wrap around and grasp objects (as tree branches), and is an expert climber
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