water opossum
Yapock Ya"pock (?; 277), n. [Probably from the river Oyapok, between French Guiana and Brazil.] (Zo["o]l.) A South American aquatic opossum ({Chironectes variegatus}) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called also {water opossum}. [Written also {yapack}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Water opossum — Wa ter o*pos sum (Zo[ o]l.) See {Yapock}, and the Note under {Opossum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water opossum — Yapok[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Water Opossum — Taxobox name = Yapok image width = 200px status = LC status system = iucn3.1 trend = unknown regnum = Animalia classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Didelphimorphia familia = Didelphidae subfamilia = Didelphinae genus = Chironectes …   Wikipedia

  • water opossum — vandeninis oposumas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Chironectes minimus angl. yapock; yapok; water opossum vok. Schwimmbeutelratte; Schwimmbeutler rus. водяной опоссум; плавающая водяная сумчатая… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • water opossum — yapok. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • water opossum — noun A marsupial found in Central and South America, scientific name Chironectes minimus Syn: yapock, yapok …   Wiktionary

  • water opossum — noun another term for yapok …   English new terms dictionary

  • water opossum — noun : yapok …   Useful english dictionary

  • little water opossum — storauodegis oposumas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lutreolina crassicaudata angl. little water opossum; thick tailed opossum vok. Dickschwanzbeutelratte rus. толстохвостая сумчатая крыса;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Opossum — O*pos sum, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and {Chironectes}; called also {possum}. The common species of the United States is {Didelphys Virginiana}. [1913 Webster] Note: Several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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