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Squirrel vs. Possum

Difference Between Squirrel and Possum

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Squirrel

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including groundhogs), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.
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Possum

A tree-dwelling Australasian marsupial that typically has a prehensile tail.
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Squirrel

Any of various arboreal rodents of the tribe Sciurini and especially of the genus Sciurus, characteristically having a long flexible bushy tail. Also called tree squirrel.
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Possum

Chiefly Southern US An opossum. See Note at tater.
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Squirrel

Any of various other rodents of the family Sciuridae, such as the ground squirrels and the flying squirrels.
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Possum

Any of several nocturnal arboreal marsupials of the suborder Phalangeriformes, native to Australia and adjacent islands and introduced elsewhere.
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Squirrel

The fur of one of these rodents.
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Possum

(US) An opossum, a marsupial of the family Didelphidae of the Americas.
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Squirrel

To hide or store
Squirreled away her money.
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Possum

Any of the marsupials in several families of the order Diprotodontia of Australia and neighboring islands.
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Squirrel

Any of the rodents of the family Sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail.
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Possum

(intransitive) To play possum; to feign sleep, illness, or death.
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Squirrel

A person, usually a freezoner, who applies L. Ron Hubbard's technology in a heterodox manner.
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Possum

An opossum.
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Squirrel

One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
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Possum

Nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
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Squirrel

Someone who displays a squirrel-like qualities such as stealing or hoarding objects.
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Possum

Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
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Squirrel

(transitive) To store in a secretive manner, to hide something for future use
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Squirrel

Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridæ. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows.
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Squirrel

One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
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Squirrel

A kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
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Squirrel

The fur of a squirrel
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