Definition of Opossum rat
1. Noun. Terrestrial marsupials of southern South America that resemble shrews.
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Literary usage of Opossum rat
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"opossum rat. — A small grayish-brown species, found in the forest from sea-level to 4000 feet or higher. It is arboreal and strictly nocturnal, ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"... which means opossum-rat. It lives apparently upon bird's eggs and small birds, though it belongs to the ..."
3. Letters to Guy by Barker (Mary Anne) (1885)
"toos overhead, and of having himself dislodged an opossum rat from a hollow log, which he was turning over lest a snake should have taken up its winter ..."