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Of or characteristic of bears or a bear.

[Latin ursīnus, from ursus, bear; see r̥tko- in Indo-European roots.]


(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
[C16: from Latin ursus a bear]


(ˈɜr saɪn, -sɪn)

of or pertaining to a bear or bears; bearlike.
[1540–50; < Latin ursīnus=urs(us) bear + -īnus -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ursine - of or relating to or similar to bearsursine - of or relating to or similar to bears
References in classic literature ?
One perhaps was ursine chiefly, another feline chiefly, another bovine chiefly; but each was tainted with other creatures,--a kind of generalised animalism appearing through the specific dispositions.
Its mild-mannered ursine hero (voiced by Ben Whishaw) emerges as a genuine inspiration in these troubled times.
It is a significant find, in part because all other ancient fossil ursine bears, and even some modern bear species like the sloth bear and sun bear, are associated with lower-latitude, milder habitats," study co-author Natalia Rybczynski said in the museum statement.
There are wonderful sequences of physical comedy, with Paddington like an ursine Charlie Chaplin, messing up a haircut, washing windows with his entire furry being, or doing the laundry in prison and turning everyone's uniforms pink.
One gag, when our ursine hero introduces his prison friends and the frame fills up with rogues, one by one, has the same comic trigger as the old vaudeville skit where an infinite number of passengers emerge from a small car.
It may be bad form to begin with any character other than the young ursine hero himself, but Hugh Grant completely pinches this, with an outrageously scene-stealing turn as the appalling villain.
For which creatures is ursine the related adjective?
Its ursine protagonists are voiced by actors Eric Edelstein (Grizz), Bobby Moynihan (Panda) and Demetri Martin (Ice Bear).
But Dad is having a harder time, his role as center of the universe now shared with an ursine behemoth who, unfortunately, adores him.
Figure 1b shows the calibration pattern built considering the work of Ursine et al.
The bear-able likeness of being: ursine remains at the Shamanka II cemetery, Lake Baikal, Siberia.
The most considerable are seals, or (as we used to call them) sea bears; being that sort called the ursine seal.