Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "marsupial" [mar•su•pi•al]

  • Any of various nonplacental mammals of the order Marsupialia, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas. (noun)
  • Of or belonging to the order Marsupialia. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a marsupium. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marsupial" in a sentence
  • "But there is almost like what we call a marsupial pouch kind of like a kangaroo's pouch where there's no shear whatsoever."
  • "This marsupial is only very distantly related to the American Opossum."
  • "I think I have an obvious solution: looking at skulls that are neither the wolf or its so-called marsupial “equivalent.”"