1. opossum

noun. ['oʊˈpɑːsəm'] small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.


  • flying squirrel
  • marsupial
  • koala bear
  • possum
  • kangaroo bear
  • flying phalanger
  • brush-tailed phalanger
  • native bear
  • Phascolarctos cinereus
  • family Phalangeridae
  • Phalangeridae
  • koala
  • flying opossum
  • pouched mammal
  • Trichosurus vulpecula
  • phalanger

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Rhymes with Opossum

  • vanrossum
  • blossom
  • wassum
  • wassom
  • fossum
  • awesome

How do you pronounce opossum?

Pronounce opossum as oʊˈpɑsəm.

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Sentences with opossum

1. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure you do not grab the opossum by the waist and leave its feet sticking in the air.

2. Adverb
When hunted by predators or startled, opossums will play opossum, pretending to be dead.

3. Adjective
Special water opossum adaptations include female's being able to close their pouch to keep young dry.

2. opossum

noun. ['oʊˈpɑːsəm'] nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America.


  • possum
  • Didelphis virginiana
  • Didelphidae
  • crab-eating opossum
  • family Didelphidae
  • common opossum
  • Didelphis marsupialis
  • pouched mammal