Yapok meaning

yə-pŏk
An aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of tropical regions of the Americas, having dense fur, webbed hind feet, and a long tail.
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A small, water-dwelling opossum (Chironectes minimus, family Didelphidae) of Central and South America, with webbed hind feet.
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The water opossum.
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Origin of yapok

  • After the Oyapock , a river of northern South America

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition