Definition of Black bear

1. Noun. Bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia.

Exact synonyms: Asiatic Black Bear, Selenarctos Thibetanus, Ursus Thibetanus
Generic synonyms: Bear
Group relationships: Genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos



2. Noun. Brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear.
Exact synonyms: American Black Bear, Euarctos Americanus, Ursus Americanus
Generic synonyms: Bear
Group relationships: Euarctos, Genus Euarctos
Specialized synonyms: Cinnamon Bear

Definition of Black bear

1. Noun. The American black bear, ''Ursus americanus'', indigenous to North America. ¹

2. Noun. Asiatic black bear, ''Ursus thibetanus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Bear

black antshrike
black apricot
black archangel
black art
black arts
black as coal
black ash
black babies
black bag
black bags
black bamboo
black bead
black beans
black bear (current term)
black bearberry
black bears
black bee
black beech
black beetle
black beetles
black belt
black belts
black bile
black bindweed
black birch
black bloc
black bodies
black body

Literary usage of Black bear

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

1. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"You're almost sure to see at least one black bear (if not a lot more) along ... A good-sized black bear is easily mistaken for a brown bear because black ..."

2. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"After the children were born, he lost his love for the grizzly and showed a marked preference for the black bear. This made the grizzly bear very angry and ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"Whether the St. Elias bear forms a distinct species from the black bear is doubtful, but it is at least a well defined local race, to which I have seen no ..."

4. Works by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"CHAPTER II THE black bear NEXT to the whitetail deer the black bear is the commonest and most widely distributed of American big game. ..."

5. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred Marshall Mayer (1883)
"The largest black bear I ever saw weighed five hundred and twenty-three pounds, ... The black bear of to-day may be termed omnivorous, inasmuch as fish, ..."

6. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"You're almost sure to see at least one black bear (if not a lot more) along ... A good-sized black bear is easily mistaken for a brown bear because black ..."

7. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"After the children were born, he lost his love for the grizzly and showed a marked preference for the black bear. This made the grizzly bear very angry and ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"Whether the St. Elias bear forms a distinct species from the black bear is doubtful, but it is at least a well defined local race, to which I have seen no ..."

9. Works by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"CHAPTER II THE black bear NEXT to the whitetail deer the black bear is the commonest and most widely distributed of American big game. ..."

10. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred Marshall Mayer (1883)
"The largest black bear I ever saw weighed five hundred and twenty-three pounds, ... The black bear of to-day may be termed omnivorous, inasmuch as fish, ..."

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