Dictionary
7 ENTRIES FOUND:

1marsupial

adjective mar·su·pi·al \mär-ˈsü-pē-əl\

Definition of MARSUPIAL

1
:  of, relating to, or being a marsupial
2
:  of, relating to, or forming a marsupium

First Known Use of MARSUPIAL

1819

2marsupial

noun

: a type of animal (such as a kangaroo or an opossum) that carries its babies in a pocket of skin on the mother's stomach

Full Definition of MARSUPIAL

:  any of an order (Marsupialia) of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that do not develop a true placenta and that usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female which covers the teats and serves to carry the young

Origin of MARSUPIAL

New Latin Marsupialia, from marsupium
First Known Use: circa 1835

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: marsupiumPrevious Word in the Dictionary: marshyAll Words Near: marsupial
April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears