opossum


opossum
Synonyms and related words:
Angora goat, Arctic fox, Belgian hare, Caffre cat, Cape polecat, Indian buffalo, Kodiak bear, Virginia deer, aardvark, aardwolf, alpaca, anteater, antelope, antelope chipmunk, aoudad, apar, ape, armadillo, ass, aurochs, badger, bandicoot, bar, bassarisk, bat, bear, beaver, bettong, binturong, bison, black bear, black buck, black cat, black fox, black sheep, blue fox, bobcat, brown bear, brush deer, brush wolf, buffalo, buffalo wolf, burro, burro deer, cachalot, camel, camelopard, capybara, carabao, caribou, carpincho, cat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cattalo, cavy, chamois, cheetah, chevrotain, chimp, chimpanzee, chinchilla, chipmunk, cinnamon bear, coon, coon cat, cotton mouse, cotton rat, cougar, cow, coyote, coypu, deer, deer tiger, dingo, dog, donkey, dormouse, dromedary, echidna, eland, elephant, elk, ermine, eyra, fallow deer, ferret, field mouse, fisher, fitch, flying phalanger, foumart, fox, fox squirrel, gazelle, gemsbok, genet, giraffe, glutton, gnu, gnu goat, goat, goat antelope, gopher, grizzly bear, ground squirrel, groundhog, guanaco, guinea pig, hamster, hare, harnessed antelope, hartebeest, hedgehog, hippopotamus, hog, horse, hyena, hyrax, ibex, jackal, jackass, jackrabbit, jaguar, jaguarundi, jerboa, jerboa kangaroo, kaama, kangaroo, kangaroo mouse, kangaroo rat, karakul, kinkajou, kit fox, koala, lapin, lemming, leopard, leopard cat, lion, llama, lynx, mammoth, mara, marmot, marten, mastodon, meerkat, mink, mole, mongoose, monk, monkey, moose, mouflon, mountain goat, mountain lion, mountain sheep, mouse, mousehound, mule, mule deer, muntjac, musk deer, musk hog, musk-ox, muskrat, musquash, nilgai, nutria, ocelot, okapi, onager, oont, otter, ounce, ox, pack rat, painter, panda, pangolin, panther, peccary, peludo, phalanger, pig, pine mouse, platypus, pocket gopher, pocket mouse, pocket rat, polar bear, polar fox, polecat, porcupine, possum, pouched rat, poyou, prairie dog, prairie wolf, pronghorn, puma, quill pig, rabbit, raccoon, rat, red deer, red squirrel, reindeer, rhinoceros, roe, roe deer, roebuck, sable, serval, sheep, shrew, shrew mole, sika, silver fox, skunk, sloth, snowshoe rabbit, springbok, squirrel, stoat, suslik, swamp rabbit, swine, takin, tamandua, tamarin, tapir, tarpan, tatou, tatou peba, tatouay, tiger, tiger cat, timber wolf, tree shrew, urus, vole, wallaby, warthog, water buffalo, waterbuck, weasel, wharf rat, whistle-pig, whistler, white fox, wild ass, wild boar, wild goat, wild ox, wildcat, wildebeest, wolf, wolverine, wombat, wood rat, woodchuck, woolly mammoth, yak, zebra, zebu, zoril

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • opossum — [ ɔpɔsɔm ] n. m. • 1640; mot angl. amér., de l algonquin oposon 1 ♦ Espèce de sarigue (marsupiaux) à beau pelage noir, blanc et gris. 2 ♦ Fourrure de cet animal. Manteau d opossum. Par ext. Opossum d Australie : fourrure du renard phalanger… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Opossum — O*pos sum, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and {Chironectes}; called also {possum}. The common species of the United States is {Didelphys Virginiana}. [1913 Webster] Note: Several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opossum — * Opossum spielen. Das Opossum, die amerikanische Beutelratte, stellt sich, wenn angegriffen oder auch nur berührt, augenblicklich todt und lässt alles über sich ergehen; es ist daher ein häufiges und allgemeines Sprichwort von jemand, der sich… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • opossum — ☆ opossum [ə päs′əm ] n. pl. opossums or opossum [< AmInd (Algonquian) name, lit., white beast] any of various families (esp. Didelphidae) of marsupials; esp., any of a small, omnivorous, tree dwelling American species (Didelphis marsupialis)… …   English World dictionary

  • Opossum — Opossum, eine Art der Beutelratte (s.d.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Opossum [1] — Opossum, das Fell der virginischen Beutelratte (s. d.), kommt in großen Mengen in den Handel und wird seltener naturell als gefärbt zu Muffen, kleinen Kragen und Besätzen verarbeitet. Als Imitation dienen Steinmarder, Skunks, Waschbär und Iltis.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Opossum [2] — Opossum, Fetischberg, s. Obossum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Opóssum — Opóssum, s. Beutelratte [Abb. 200] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • opossum — 1610, from Powhatan (Algonquian) apasum white animal …   Etymology dictionary

  • opossum — s. m. 1. Pequeno marsupial da América e da Austrália, do tamanho de um gato, com focinho pontiagudo, orelhas nuas e comprida cauda escamosa. (Grupo das sarigueias.) 2. Pele desse animal …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • opossum — ► NOUN 1) an American marsupial which has a naked prehensile tail and hind feet with an opposable thumb. 2) Austral./NZ a possum. ORIGIN Algonquian, white dog …   English terms dictionary