opossum

Definition

Food

  • Small marsupials from the USA, principally the Virginian opossum, Didelphis virginiana, and from Australia, the brush-tailed opossum, Trichosurus vulpecula. They are eaten as food.especially in southeastern USA. The American variety can weigh up to 5 kg. There are many other species of opossum which are generally smaller and of no value as food.
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