yapock

noun ya·pock \yəˈpäk, ˈyapək\
variants: or

yapok

\yəˈpäk, ˈyapək\

Definition of yapock

plural

-s

  1. :  an aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of South America

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Origin and Etymology of yapock

from Oyapock (Oyapok), river in northern South America; from its presence in large numbers on the river's banks


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