Definition of Possum

1. Noun. Nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America.




2. Noun. Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.

Definition of Possum

1. n. An opossum.

Definition of Possum

1. Noun. Any of marsupials in several families of the order Diprotodontia of Australia and neighboring islands. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) Popular form for ''opossum'', a marsupial of the family Didelphidae of the Americas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Possum

1. opossum [n -S] - See also: opossum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possum

possibility of reverter
possibilium
possible
possible action
possibleness
possibler
possibles
possibles bag
possiblest
possiblities
possibly
possie
possies
possimism
possing
possum (current term)
possum belly
possum haw
possum oak
possumed
possuming
possumlike
possums
possumwood
post
post-
post-apocalyptic
post-chaise
post-creole continuum
post-decrement

Literary usage of Possum

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1. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1880)
"possum LOVES PEACE. " ONE night," said Uncle Remus—taking Miss Sally's little boy on his ... Brer possum, he got his belly full er 'simmons, en Brer Coon, ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1905)
"'possum, 'possum, 'possum mighty sly, 'possum, 'possum, I sees you blink ... Bye-o, bye-o, baby, Lay de 'possum low, Bye-o, bye-o, baby, Bye-o-bye, bye-o. ..."

3. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"Then he picked up Mr. 'possum's pipe and tried it to see- if it would draw well, as he had noticed, he said, that Mr. 'possum sometimes had trouble with it, ..."

4. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"But can't you see dat 'possum in de oven wid his crisp, brown sides a ... On one occasion he solemnly stated that he had caught a 'possum as big as a sheep. ..."

5. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"FISHING FOR 'possum. ELLIOT C. BROWN. I was in Pennsylvania one day, seated on the banks ... We reeled in our lines and set off in quest of 'possum marks, ..."

6. Life in Old Virginia: A Description of Virginia More Particularly the by James Joseph McDonald (1907)
"I mus' 'et dat possum in ma sleep, 'kase dars de bones and ... I don't 'spute eetin' dat possum, but I has less fulness fum eetin' dat possum dan any possum ..."

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