Definition of Coon bear
1. Noun. Large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae.
Generic synonyms: Procyonid
Group relationships: Ailuropoda, Genus Ailuropoda
Lexicographical Neighbors of Coon Bear
Literary usage of Coon bear
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"The connecting link between the raccoons and the bears is found in the panda, or coon-bear, of the eastern Himalayas and Tibet, which seems to be a fairly ..."
2. Familiar Animals and Their Wild Kindred: For the Third Reader Grade by John Monteith (1887)
"The coon-hunt by moonlight is a rare delight to the country boys, and great fun for the plantation hands. A beautiful coon-bear has its home in Cali- ..."
3. Early History of Cleveland, Ohio: Including Original Papers and Other Matter by Charles Whittlesey (1867)
"It consisted of three thousand dollars worth of coon, bear and mink skins, and thirty dollars worth of bear's oil. Major SPAFFORD cultivated a piece of land ..."
4. Life in the Far West by George Frederick Augustus Ruxton (1859)
"... Jake, old coon, bear a hand, and let the squaw put them tails in the pot; for sun's down, and we'll have to put out pretty early to reach ' Black Tail' ..."
5. The Artizans' Guide and Everybody's Assistant: Containing Over Three by Richard Moore (1873)
"... coon, bear, or skunk's oil, I pt. ; spirits of turpentine, J pV Shake the bottle when used, and apply 3 times doily,, by pouring on a little at a time, ..."