Definition of Didelphis marsupialis

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Common Opossum, Didelphis Virginiana
Generic synonyms: Opossum, Possum



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Didelphis Marsupialis

Dicranaceae
Dicranales
Dicranopteris
Dicranum
Dicrostonyx
Dicrostonyx hudsonius
Dictamnus alba
Dictaphone
Dictyophera
Dictyoptera
Dictyostelium
Dicynodontia
Dida
Didelphidae
Didelphis
Didelphis marsupialis
Didelphis virginiana
Didenheim
Diderot
Diderotian
Didion
Dido
Didonia
Didonian
Didonias
Didrikson
Didymoteicho
Diedre
Dieffenbach's method
Dieffenbachia

Literary usage of Didelphis marsupialis

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1. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller, United States National Museum (1912)
"... insert: 'didelphis marsupialis insularis Allen. 1902. didelphis marsupialis insularis ALLEN, Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat, Hist., vol. ..."

2. List of the Specimens of Mammalia in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1843)
"In spirits. America. c. and d. Very young. In spirits. Tropical America. The CRABEATER. PHILANDER marsupialis. didelphis marsupialis, Linn. Temm. Monog. ..."

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