cuscus

noun
cus·​cus | \ ˈkəs-ˌkəs How to pronounce cuscus (audio) \
plural cuscus also cuscuses

Definition of cuscus

: any of several possums (see possum sense 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, in the meaning defined above

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