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

  • n. An aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of tropical America, having dense fur, webbed hind feet, and a long tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The water opossum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


After the Oyapock, a river of northern South America.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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