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phalanger

noun

Phalanger

noun

Etymology summary

Modern Latin from Greek phalanx, bone between two joints of the fingers or toes...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

phalanger [marsupial] | Wyulda squamicaudata [species] | Trichosurus vulpecula [species]

any of several species of Australasian marsupial mammals. They are called possums in Australia and Tasmania. True phalangers are of the family ... (22 of 339 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

phalanger | Trichosurus vulpecula [species] | cuscus

any of the numerous and varied marsupials, or pouched mammals, of the family Phalangeridae, found in Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands. Many ... (23 of 263 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

phalanger | possum [Australia, New Zealand, synonym]

any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as "Trichosurus vulpecula" (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family ... (20 of 242 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

phalanger

a lemur-like tree-dwelling marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea.; ... | See also "flying phalanger" (15 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

phalanger

a member of any of various families of small, plant-eating Australian marsupials (order Diprotodontia), living chiefly in trees and often having ... (21 of 61 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

phalanger

Any of various small arboreal marsupials of the family Phalangeridae, of Australia and adjacent islands, having a long tail and dense woolly fur and ... (24 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

phalanger

any of various small to medium-sized marsupial mammals (family Phalangeridae) of the Australian region that are chiefly arboreal and nocturnal and ... (21 of 43 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

phalanger

any of numerous arboreal marsupials of the family Phalangeridae, of Australia, having foxlike ears and a long, bushy tail. (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

phalanger | phalangers [plural]

An arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, native to Australia. (10 of 11 words)

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Wikipedia:

Phalanger

from the Greek Phalangion, meaning spider's web, from their webbed toes is a genus of possum. They are marsupials of the family Phalangeridae. It's one of the four genera whose species are commonly referred to as cuscuses. Genus Phalanger Gebe cuscus,... (41 of 950 words, 1 image)

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Encarta Dictionary:

phalanger | phalangers [plural] | Phalangeridae [member of]

a small tree-dwelling marsupial with dense woolly fur and a long tail. Native to: Australia and nearby islands. Family Phalangeridae. (20 of 54 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

phalanger

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek phalanx, bone between two joints of the fingers or toes (see "phalanx"): from the structure of the 2nd and 3rd ... (24 of 29 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

phalanger

First use: late 18th century

Origin: French, from Greek phalangion 'spider's web' (because of the webbed toes of their hind feet)

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Wiktionary:

phalanger | phalangers [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek phalangion "spider's web," from φάλαγξ "spider," referring to the webbed toes on the hind feet.

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Collins Dictionary:

phalanger

First use: 18th century

Origin: via New Latin from Greek phalaggion spider's web, referring to its webbed hind toes

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phalanger

American Heritage Dictionary:

phalanger

Origin: New Latin, from Greek phalanx, phalang-, toe bone (from its fused hind toes); see "phalanx".

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Merriam-Webster:

phalanger

First use: about 1774

Origin: New Latin, from Greek phalang-, phalanx

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Encarta Dictionary:

phalanger | phalangers [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek phalagg- "toe bone"; because of the webbed or fused toes on its hind feet

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

phalanger

Audio: British English pronunciation of "phalanger"

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the Free Dictionary:

phalanger

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Google Dictionary:

phalanger | phalangers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "phalanger"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

phalanger

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phalanger"

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phalanger

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YourDictionary Audio:

phalanger

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