Definition of opossum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

opossum

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˈpɑsəm//
 
(informal possum)
 
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a small N. American or Australian animal that lives in trees and carries its young in a pouch (= a pocket of skin on the front of the mother's body)
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