Word of the Day – Marsupium

By January 17, 2020 Word of the Day

Marsupium (noun)


A pouch that protects eggs, offspring, or reproductive structures, especially the pouch of a female marsupial mammal.

Mid 17th century via Latin from Greek marsupion, diminutive of marsipos ‘purse’.

Example sentences

“The rescue centres have made makeshift marsupiums for the orphans to try and save them.”

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