Definition of American black bear

1. Noun. Brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear.

Exact synonyms: Black Bear, Euarctos Americanus, Ursus Americanus
Generic synonyms: Bear
Group relationships: Euarctos, Genus Euarctos
Specialized synonyms: Cinnamon Bear

Lexicographical Neighbors of American Black Bear

American arrowroot
American as apple pie
American aspen
American badger
American barberry
American beaver
American beavers
American beech
American bison
American bisons
American bittern
American bitterns
American bittersweet
American black bear (current term)
American black vulture
American black vultures
American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels

Literary usage of American black bear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1883)
"LAST May I was fortunate enough to obtain a fine specimen of the American Black Bear, which had been killed by its mate in a bear-pit kept by a notorious ..."

2. Big Game Fields of America: North and South by Daniel Jasper Singer (1914)
"... VII THE American black bear PART I—STUDYING THE BLACK BEAK IN THE ROCKIES NEITHER a rattlesnake nor a black bear will do you the least bit of harm if ..."

3. The Black Bear by William Henry Wright (1910)
"DESCRIPTION AND DISTRIBUTION THE American black bear, or, as our friends with the big spectacles have named him, Ursus americanus (Pallas), has by very long ..."

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