murine opossum

  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.

Origin of murine opossum

First recorded in 1790–1800
  • Also called mouse opossum.

Words Nearby murine opossum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024