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Meaning of POSSUM

Pronunciation:  'pâsum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
  2. [n]  small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

POSSUM is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: opossum, phalanger
 See Also: brush-tailed phalanger, common opossum, crab-eating opossum, cuscus, Didelphidae, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis virginiana, family Didelphidae, family Phalangeridae, flying opossum, flying phalanger, flying squirrel, kangaroo bear, koala, koala bear, marsupial, native bear, Phalangeridae, Phascolarctos cinereus, pouched mammal, Trichosurus vulpecula



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pos"sum\, n. [Shortened from opossum.] (Zo["o]l.)
An opossum. [Colloq. U. S.]

{To play possum}, {To act possum}, to feign ignorance,
   indifference or inattention, with the intent to deceive;
   to dissemble; -- in allusion to the habit of the opossum,
   which feigns death when attacked or alarmed.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a possum in your dream indicates that something may not be what it appears to be. You need to dig deeper and look for the hidden meaning of some situation or circumstance.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ape, bar, bear, Cape polecat, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon, ferret, foumart, glutton, groundhog, guinea pig, hedgehog, monk, monkey, mousehound, opossum, polecat, porcupine, prairie dog, quill pig, raccoon, skunk, weasel, whistle-pig, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril