Didelphys opossum
Sarigue Sa*rigue", n. [F., from Braz. [,c]arigueia, [,c]arigueira.] (Zo["o]l.) A small South American opossum ({Didelphys opossum}), having four white spots on the face. [1913 Webster]

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  • Didelphys Virginiana — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Opossum mouse — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opossum shrimp — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys — Di*del phys, n. [NL. See {Didelphia}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See {Opossum}. [Written also {Didelphis}.] See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opossum — Opọs|sum 〈n. 15〉 1. 〈Zool.〉 baumbewohnende Beutelratte mit langem Greifschwanz: Didelphys virginiana 2. deren Fell (amerikanisches Opossum) [Indianersprache] * * * 1Opọs|sum, das; s, s [engl. opossum < Algonkin (nordamerik. Indianerspr.)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Didelphys murina — Marmose Mar mose (m[aum]r m[=o]s ), n. [F.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of small opossum ({Didelphys murina}) ranging from Mexico to Brazil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys philander — Philander Phi*lan der, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A South American opossum ({Didelphys philander}). (b) An Australian bandicoot ({Perameles lagotis}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys quica — Quica Qui ca, n. [From the native Brazilian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small South American opossum ({Didelphys quica}), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opossum — noun /əˈpɒsəm,əˈpɑsəm/ Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the United States is Didelphys virginiana. Syn: possum …   Wiktionary

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