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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


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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