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mouse opossum

noun

murine opossum

noun
1.
any of several grayish, brownish, or russet opossums of the genus Marmosa, inhabiting forests of Central and South America, often having a black, masklike marking on the face.
Also called mouse opossum.
Origin of murine opossum
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • Then Persad of the prominent teeth, who had tried to cheat me of a sixpence already paid for a mouse-opossum with her young.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe

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