Definition of American black bear
1. Noun. Brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear.
Generic synonyms: Bear
Group relationships: Euarctos, Genus Euarctos
Specialized synonyms: Cinnamon Bear
Lexicographical Neighbors of American Black Bear
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 ..."