Didelphis virginiana

Definitions of Didelphis virginiana
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n omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America

Synonyms:
Didelphis marsupialis, common opossum
Type of:
opossum, possum
nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

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