What does opossum mean?

Definitions for opossuməˈpɒs əm, ˈpɒs əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phalanger, opossum, possum(noun)

    small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

  2. opossum, possum(noun)

    nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America


  1. opossum(Noun)

    Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the United States is Didelphys virginiana.

  2. Origin: From opassum; compare Ojibwe waabasim.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opossum

    o-pos′um, n. a small American marsupial mammal, nocturnal, mainly arboreal, with prehensile tail: an Australian marsupial. [West Indian.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opossum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opossum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Michelle Pettis:

    A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it, assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked over her and she definitely was n’t fully acting normal.

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