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opossum British & World English

An American marsupial which has a naked prehensile tail and hind feet with an opposable thumb

mouse opossum British & World English

A mouse-like opossum with large ears and no marsupial pouch, native to Central and South America

water opossum British & World English

Another term for yapok.

opossum shrimp British & World English

A small shrimp-like crustacean which has a long abdomen and conspicuous eyes and is typically transparent. The eggs and young are carried in a ventral brood pouch

Virginia opossum British & World English

A cat-sized opossum with a greyish body and a white face, widespread throughout North and Central America