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: Several related species are found in South America. The water opossum of Brazil ({Chironectes variegatus}), which has the hind feet, webbed, is provided with a marsupial pouch and with cheek pouches. It is called also {yapock}. [1913 Webster]

{Opossum mouse}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying mouse}, under {Flying}.

{Opossum shrimp} (Zo["o]l.), any schizopod crustacean of the genus {Mysis} and allied genera. See {Schizopoda}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chironectes variegatus — 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

  • possum — 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

  • yapock — 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

  • Beutelratte — (Didelphys L.), Gattung aus der Familie der Beutelratten (Didelphyidae), kleine, gedrungen gebaute Tiere mit meist nur an der Wurzel behaartem Greifschwanz und fünfzehigen Pfoten, in Amerika. Das virginische Beuteltier (Opossum, Didelphys… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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

  • oposum — OPÓSUM, oposumi, s.m. Gen de mamifere marsupiale care trăieşte în America de Nord, de mărimea unei pisici, a cărui blană cenuşie este foarte căutată (Didelphys); animal care face parte din acest gen. ♦ Blana prelucrată a acestui animal. – Din fr …   Dicționar Român

  • Coues — Samuel Elliott Coues (1842 1899) Samuel Elliott Coues (* 9. September 1842 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; † 25. Dezember 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland) war ein US Army Chirurg, Historiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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