brush-tailed possum

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brush-tailed possum

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brush-tail possum

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(Animals) any of several widely-distributed Australian possums of the genus Trichosurus
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60% fine New Zealand merino, 40% brush-tail possum, (167 yds/40g) in color R12 Dark Napo (A)
As early as the 1870s Aborigines at Framlingham in western Victoria were 'accusing' brush-tail possums of killing trees.