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black bear

n.
1. An omnivorous North American bear (Ursus americanus), living primarily in forests and having a glossy black or dark brown coat.
2. An omnivorous Asian bear (Ursus thibetanus), having a pointed snout, a black coat, and a beige or white V-shaped mark on the chest.

black bear

n
1. (Animals) American black bear a bear, Euarctos (or Ursus) americanus, inhabiting forests of North America. It is smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
2. (Animals) Asiatic black bear a bear, Selenarctos thibetanus, of central and E Asia, whose coat is black with a pale V-shaped mark on the chest

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n.
a medium-sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, of wooded areas, ranging from gray to black and having a straight brown muzzle.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asiablack bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos - Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
2.black bear - brown to black North American bearblack bear - brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
Euarctos, genus Euarctos - American black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
cinnamon bear - reddish-brown color phase of the American black bear
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