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Of or characteristic of bears or a bear.

[Latin ursīnus, from ursus, bear; see r̥tko- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
[C16: from Latin ursus a bear]
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(ˈɜr saɪn, -sɪn)

of or pertaining to a bear or bears; bearlike.
[1540–50; < Latin ursīnus=urs(us) bear + -īnus -ine1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ursine - of or relating to or similar to bearsursine - of or relating to or similar to bears
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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.
The park's ursine addition was sculpted by Simon Hedger, who lives near Carmarthen.
However, she despairs slightly at the fact that she has never spotted hide nor hair of a potential ursine buddy.
Good or bad, we'd met our first ursine neighbor after only five minutes on the ground.
He expects a repeat for the aforementioned show about the trio of ursine characters, Nelson shared: 'Yes, 2019 will be the coming-of-age for the awesome franchise, 'We Bare Bears.' We have already witnessed plushies and accessories fly off the shelves in [stores].
Local NBC affiliate WESH2 (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.wesh.com/article/bear-saunters-into-longwood-garage-opens-fridge-swipes-pizza-family-says/26365005&source=gmail&ust=1550504181984000&usg=AFQjCNGtlRpTkvuUr7BnHwE1ZoVjGZof2g) reported &nbsp;that these ursine cameos are becoming&nbsp;less frequent due to the use of bear-proof trash cans in the area.
Ursa, as we all know, being Latin for bear (and ursine being anything bearlike, a la Stan the barista.)
California's "Sanctuary State" law is one of those "last straw" issues that has stirred the ursine wrath of many Californians.
A global trade war is simply not priced into volatility or asset valuations despite the ursine fireworks on Wall Street last week.
The Munch lithograph, for example, depicts a nude woman in coital embrace with an ursine beast twice her size.
An inherently fascinating and impressively informative study, "Bear: Myth, Animal, Icon" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Pets/Wildlife collections in general, and Ursine Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.