cuscus

noun plural -cuses

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

Nearby words

  1. curé,
  2. cusa, nicholas of,
  3. cusack,
  4. cusanus,
  5. cusco,
  6. cusec,
  7. cush,
  8. cush-cush,
  9. cushat,
  10. cushaw

Word Origin for cuscus

C17: New Latin, probably from a native name in New Guinea

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