An aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of tropical regions of the Americas, having dense fur, webbed hind feet, and a long tail.
A small, water-dwelling opossum (Chironectes minimus, family Didelphidae) of Central and South America, with webbed hind feet.
The water opossum.
Origin of yapok
- After the Oyapock , a river of northern South America
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition