Definition of Cuscus

1. Noun. Woolly-haired monkey-like arboreal marsupial of New Guinea and northern Australia.

Generic synonyms: Opossum, Phalanger, Possum
Group relationships: Genus Phalanger



Definition of Cuscus

1. n. A soft grass (Pennisetum typhoideum) found in all tropical regions, used as food for men and cattle in Central Africa.

Definition of Cuscus

1. Noun. (zoology) A type of marsupial from New Guinea ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cuscus

1. an arboreal mammal [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuscus

curvinerved
curviness
curving
curvingly
curvings
curvirostral
curviserial
curvital
curvities
curvity
curvograph
curvographs
curvy
cus
cuscohygrine
cuscus (current term)
cuscuses
cusec
cusecs
cush
cush-cush
cushat
cushat-dove
cushat-doves
cushat dove
cushat doves
cushats
cushaw
cushaws
cushdie

Literary usage of Cuscus

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1881)
"In both the Thylacine and cuscus the anterior primary divisions of the lumbar nerves are six in number, but the part which these play in the formation of ..."

2. In Savage Isles and Settled Lands: Malaysia, Australasia and Polynesia, 1888 by Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell (1892)
"When dawn broke I discovered the unknown beast to be a fine large cuscus. This animal is a kind of opossum or phalanger. There are several varieties. ..."

3. Catalogue of Books by Perth (W.A.). Public Library (1905)
"Sing, e<) Cox, |. C. Monograph of Australian land shells. S122, |2 Cunningham, 1). |. Sume points in the anatomy »I the Thylacine, cuscus, ..."

4. New Guinea: What I Did and what I Saw by Luigi Maria D'Albertis (1880)
"... Guinea—A primeval forest in reality, as contrasted with a primeval forest in imagination— Kangaroos—Spiders' webs—Birds—Faor Island—A huge lizard—cuscus ..."

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