from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various nonplacental mammals of the order Marsupialia, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Marsupialia.
- adj. Of or relating to a marsupium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mammal of which the female has a pouch in which it rears its young, which are born immature, through early infancy, such as the kangaroo or koala, or else pouchless members of the Marsupialia like the shrew opposum.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a marsupial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a marsupium.
- n. One of the Marsupialia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of a bag, pouch, or marsupium; marsupiate.
- Of or pertaining to a marsupium: as, marsupial bones.
- Provided with a marsupium; specifically, pertaining to the Marsupialia, or having their characters.
- n. A member of the order Marsupialia; any implacental didelphian mammal. Also called marsupiate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the marsupials
- n. mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
From marsupium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin marsupium, marsuppium ("pouch, purse"), from Ancient Greek μαρσύπιον (marsupion) or μαρσύππιον (marsuppion), variants of μαρσίππιον (marsippion), diminutive of μάρσιππος (marsippos, "bag, pouch"); with English -al. (Wiktionary)