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      n   any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae,   (Also called (Austral. and N.Z.))    possum      See also       flying phalanger  
     (C18: via New Latin from Greek phalaggion spider's web, referring to its webbed hind toes)  


brush-tailed phalanger  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       tuan   2  
flying phalanger  
      n   any nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs,   (Also called)    glider  
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honey mouse   , phalanger         
      n   a small agile Australian marsupial, Tarsipes spenserae, having dark-striped pale brown fur, a long prehensile tail, and a very long snout and tongue with which it feeds on honey, pollen, and insects: family Phalangeridae,   (Also called)    honeysucker  


brush-tailed phalanger  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       tuan   2  
flying phalanger  
      n   any nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs,   (Also called)    glider  
phalanger         
      n   any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae,   (Also called (Austral. and N.Z.))    possum      See also       flying phalanger  
     (C18: via New Latin from Greek phalaggion spider's web, referring to its webbed hind toes)  

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