|See also flying phalanger Also called (Austral. and NZ): possum any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae|
|[C18: via New Latin from Greek phalaggion spider's web, referring to its webbed hind toes]|
any of several species of Australasian marsupial mammals. They are called possums in Australia and Tasmania.
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