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cuscus

/ˈkʌskʌs/
noun (pl) -cuses
1.
any of several large nocturnal phalangers of the genus Phalanger, of N Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, having dense fur, prehensile tails, large eyes, and a yellow nose
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, probably from a native name in New Guinea
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  • They carried away the whole of the cuscus and part of the kangaroo.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • Macco quickly climbed the tree, and reached a branch just above the cuscus.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • On examining our larder, we found that the flesh of the cuscus was still perfectly fresh.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • The deer and pig are found in the islands, and also a species of cuscus.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • The other three are species of the curious genus cuscus, which is peculiar to the Austro-Malayan region.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The figure represents cuscus ornatus, a new species discovered by me in Batchian, and which also inhabits Ternate.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Couscousou, or cuscus as it is often called in Morocco, is something like the American hominy.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • It was a very fine specimen of cuscus maculatus, quite tame, and kept in a large cage of split bamboo.

  • My native companions during my excursions rarely returned to their homes without bringing back an opossum (cuscus).

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
  • Fish, opossums (cuscus), and pigs supply the natives of Bougainville Straits with the more nitrogenous elements of food.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy

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