possamu means "Possum" in English.
It's a katakanization, a loan-word.

  • In some places, the words Possum and Opossum are synonymous. In other places, however, Possum refers to animals of the suborder Phalangeriformes while Opossum refers to animals of the order Didelphimorphia.
possamu is normally written with katakana, as ポッサム.
possamu written with hiragana is ぽっさむ.
possamu does not have kanji.
Romaji po ssa mu

Orthography Notes

  • ッサ contains a small tsu which makes the consonant of the syllable longer.


Scientific name: Phalangeriformes.

Further Reading

Wikipedia: ポッサム (Possum)