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English noun: possum

1. possum (animal) nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America


Synonymsopossum


Broader (hypernym)marsupial, pouched mammal


Narrower (hyponym)common opossum, crab-eating opossum, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis virginiana


Member meronymDidelphidae, family Didelphidae

2. possum (animal) small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails


Synonymsopossum, phalanger


Broader (hypernym)marsupial, pouched mammal


Narrower (hyponym)brush-tailed phalanger, cuscus, flying opossum, flying phalanger, flying squirrel, kangaroo bear, koala, koala bear, native bear, Phascolarctos cinereus, Trichosurus vulpecula


Member meronymfamily Phalangeridae, Phalangeridae









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