What is another word for possum?

Pronunciation: [pˈɒsəm] (IPA)

Possum is a term that is often used to refer to a type of marsupial. However, there are other words that can be used as synonyms for possum. One such word is "opossum". This is a term that is commonly used in North America to refer to a type of marsupial that is also known as the Virginia opossum. Other synonyms include "poss" and "possums". In Australia, there are several species of possums, including gliders and ringtail possums. The term "sugar glider" is often used to refer to the Petaurus breviceps, a type of possum that is known for its ability to glide through the air.

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Usage examples for Possum

"If you please, Grandfather Frog, we want to know why it is that Unc' Billy possum plays dead," replied Peter as politely as he knew how.
"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories"
Thornton W. Burgess
Then, whenever Old King Bear came near the place where it was hidden, old Mr. possum would hide it somewhere else.
"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories"
Thornton W. Burgess
Old Mr. possum was very sympathetic and seemed to be doing his very best to find the lost meal.
"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories"
Thornton W. Burgess

Famous quotes with Possum

  • A gun cracked, quite close to the tent. Soldier's instinct pulled Lee's head up. Then he smiled and laughed to himself. One of his staff officers, most likely, shooting at a possum or squirrel. He hoped the young man had scored a hit. But no sooner had the smile appeared than it vanished. The report of the gun sounded- odd. It had been an abrupt bark, not a pistol shot or the deeper boom of an Enfield rifle musket. Maybe it was a captured Federal weapon. The gun cracked again and again and again. Each report came closer to the one than two heartbeats were to each other. , Lee thought: . The fusillade went on and on. He frowned at the waste of precious cartridges- no Southern armory could easily duplicate them. He frowned once more, this time in puzzlement, when silence fell. He had automatically kept track of the number of rounds fired. No Northern rifle he knew was a thirty-shooter. He turned his mind back to the letter to President Davis. -, he wrote. Then gunfire rang out again, an unbelievably rapid stutter of shots, altogether too quick to count and altogether unlike anything he had ever heard. He took off his glasses and set down the pen. Then he put on a hat and got up to see what was going on.
    Harry Turtledove
  • Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally on our planet, serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuana against the law is like saying that God made a mistake. Like on the seventh day God looked down, "There it is. My Creation, perfect and holy in all ways. Now I can rest. Oh my ! I left fuckin' pot . I should never have smoked that joint on the third day. Hehe, that was the day I created the possum. Still gives me a chuckle. But if I leave pot everywhere, that's gonna give people the impression they're supposed to … . Now I have to create ." " … and God wept", I believe is the next part of that story.
    Bill Hicks

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