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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America [syn: opossum, possum]
2: small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails [syn: phalanger, opossum, possum]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1613 opossum

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 colloq. = OPOSSUM 1. 2 Austral. & NZ colloq. a phalanger resembling an American opossum. Phrases and idioms: play possum 1 pretend to be asleep or unconscious when threatened. 2 feign ignorance. Etymology: abbr.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Possum Pos"sum, n. [Shortened from opossum.] (Zo["o]l.) An opossum. [Colloq. U. S.] To play possum, To act possum, to feign ignorance, indifference or inattention, with the intent to deceive; to dissemble; -- in allusion to the habit of the opossum, which feigns death when attacked or alarmed.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(possums) A possum is the same as an opossum. (mainly AM INFORMAL) N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Cape polecat, ape, bar, bear, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon, ferret, foumart, glutton, groundhog, guinea pig, hedgehog, monk, monkey, mousehound, opossum, polecat, porcupine, prairie dog, quill pig, raccoon, skunk, weasel, whistle-pig, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril



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