Barren Ground bear

(Zool.) a peculiar bear, inhabiting the Barren Grounds, now believed to be a variety of the brown bear of Europe.

See also: Barren

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ursus richardsoni, Audubon & Back A species of Bear supposed to be the Barren Ground Bear is well known to inhabit the sparsely timbered tracts along George's River from within thirty miles of its mouth to the headwaters.