honey possum

variants: or honey mouse

Definition of honey possum

: a small chestnut-brown long-muzzled phalanger (Tarsipes spencerae) of southwestern Australia that feeds upon nectar and small insects

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First Known Use of honey possum

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Honey possum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20possum. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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