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cus·cus

 (kŭs′kəs)
n.
Any of several nocturnal marsupials of the family Phalangeridae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having large eyes, small ears, a pointed snout, and a long prehensile tail.

[New Latin Cuscus, former genus name, ultimately (probably via Dutch koeskoes) from a local word for the marsupials in a language of the Moluccas.]

cuscus

(ˈkʌskʌs)
n, pl -cuses
(Animals) any of several large nocturnal phalangers of the genus Phalanger, of N Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, having dense fur, prehensile tails, large eyes, and a yellow nose
[C17: New Latin, probably from a native name in New Guinea]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuscus - woolly-haired monkey-like arboreal marsupial of New Guinea and northern Australiacuscus - woolly-haired monkey-like arboreal marsupial of New Guinea and northern Australia
opossum, phalanger, possum - small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
genus Phalanger - type genus of the family Phalangeridae: cuscuses
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No animals needed urgent care while we were there, but we did meet Berko the cuscus (a cute type of possum) and found out how the park prepares his food.
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Eulalia ha empezado a contarle la tarde que lleva desde antes de que llamara 1ire, desde el momento en que el mismo Jesus Mora la dejara en el coche en la calle Serrano, esquina Ortega y Gasset, despues de que ambos disfrutaran de un delicioso cuscus en el restaurante marroqui de Lavapies y subieran al atico de Mora y echaran un polvo lento, dulce y amistoso, casi identico a los anteriores, los de otros martes como este, y otros jueves, desde hace casi tres anos.
Art Deco-inspired wedding cake with sugar-sculpted feathers and pearls was showcased on a white plateau beneath a sparkling chandelier and dark, wooden arbor with cascading greenery of Italian cuscus and wild smilax, accented with alabaster rose, white lisianthus, white ranunculus, and Eskimo roses The groom's funfetti vanilla cake, mimicking the field at Florida State University's Doak Campbell Stadium, was adorned with a live flame on the spear of Chief Osceola, who sat proudly atop the handsome Appaloosa horse known as Renegade.
Pueden ser africanismos de adopcion antigua al espanol de Mexico: bemba (en negro bembon), bongo, cachimba, coba (en dar coba), congo, cuscus (en darle cuscus a uno), chamba, chingar, chomo, dengue, guarapo, jolofe, lele, macuchi, mandinga, marimba, mocambo, mondongo, mochila, mucama, quilombo y tango.
The variability of indigenous terrestrial creatures in diverse islands yields POc terms for creatures such as: cuscus, bandicoot, bats, and rats.
Yet the animals are often startlingly different--cassowaries instead of tapirs and marsupial cuscus instead of monkeys.
Se trata de un cambio ambicioso: la calle Republique--arteria central que une ambos puertos--con sus cafetines vietnamitas, cuscus a toda hora y sus inquilinatos, hasta ahora se parecia menos a los Campos Eliseos que a un barrio popular de Paris, como La Goutte-d'Or.
La llegada de esclavos africanos trajo otros elementos provenientes del continente negro, entre los que estaban el arroz, los frijoles, el sorgo y el cuscus, ademas de la forma peculiar en la que se condimentaban los alimentos en aquella region del mundo.
Me gusta comer patatas fritas y cuscus y arroz, hamburguesas y muchas cosas.
The Cape's iconic natural values are recognised across Australia, palm cockatoos and spotted cuscus, the dusky hues of Shelburne Bay and the saturated vibrancy of Aurukun wetlands.