Definition of Virginia opossum in English:

Virginia opossum

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  • A cat-sized opossum with a greyish body and a white face, widespread throughout North and Central America.
    • Didelphis virginiana, family Didelphidae
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    • The world's 270 marsupials mostly live in Australia, neighboring islands, and South America, with the exception of North America's Virginia opossum, a relatively recent immigrant.
    • I'm talking opossum here - Virginia opossum, to be precise, and Didelphis virginiana, to be specific.
    • Behavioral studies on the Virginia opossum indicated evidence for color vision.

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