opossum means: An Opossum is a cat-sized marsupial that has a prehensile tail and is native to the Southern or Midwestern U.S. Opossum can be cooked in the same way as a roast suckling pig. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does opossum mean?

Any one of many nocturnal or arboreal marsupials belonging to the Didelphidae family of Americas. Didelphis virginiana North America and Central America: A thick, long-snouted, long-prehensile tail, long snout. (in Merlin Dictionary)

The possum of Australia, and the adjacent islands. (in Merlin Dictionary)