Definition of Virginia opossum in English:

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Virginia opossum

noun

A cat-sized opossum with a greyish body and a white face, widespread throughout North and Central America.
  • Didelphis virginiana, family Didelphidae.
Example sentences
  • 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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