yapock

noun
ya·​pock
variants: or yapok \ yəˈpäk , ˈyapək \
plural -s

Definition of yapock

: an aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of South America

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History and Etymology for yapock

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

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“Yapock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yapock. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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