cuscus definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Phalanger, family Phalangeridae) of sluggish, tree-dwelling phalangers native to NE Australia and nearby islands, mostly vegetarian with foxlike ears and a prehensile tail
Origin: Modern Latin ; from native name in New Guinea
cuscus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several nocturnal marsupials of the genus Phalanger of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having large eyes, small ears, a pointed snout, and a long prehensile tail.
Origin: New Latin, probably from a New Guinean word.