yapack
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chironectes variegatus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”