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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Didelphis Marsupialis
Literary usage of Didelphis marsupialis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."