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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of tropical regions of the Americas, having dense fur, webbed hind feet, and a long tail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The South American water-opossum, Chironectes variegatus.

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  • noun The water opossum

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Oyapock, a river of northern South America.]

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