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yapok

[yuh-pok] /yəˈpɒk/
noun
1.
an aquatic Central and South American opossum, Chironectes variegatus (or minimus), having webbed hind feet and a grayish coat.
Also called water opossum.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; after Oyapok, a river forming the border between French Guiana and N Brazil
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