opossum: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-pos'um, pos'um), [key]
? pl. -sums, -sum.
- a prehensile-tailed marsupial, Didelphis virginiana, of the eastern U.S., the female having an abdominal pouch in which its young are carried: noted for the habit of feigning death when in danger.
- any of various animals of related genera.
- opossum (Thesaurus)