cuscus

noun cus·cus \ ˈkəs-ˌkəs \

Definition of cuscus

plural cuscus also cuscuses
: any of several possums (see possum 2) (as of the genera Phalanger and Spilocuscus of the family Phalangeridae) of New Guinea and northern Australia
  • Cuscus, tree-dwelling marsupials can also be observed as they move through the canopy in slow motion.
  • —Robert H. Mohelenbrock

First Known Use of cuscus

1662

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