Definition of Polar bear

1. Noun. White bear of Arctic regions.

Exact synonyms: Ice Bear, Thalarctos Maritimus, Ursus Maritimus
Generic synonyms: Bear
Group relationships: Genus Thalarctos, Thalarctos

Definition of Polar bear

1. Noun. (context: zoology) A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polar Bear

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poland syndrome
polar amino acid
polar anaemia
polar antonym
polar bear (current term)
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polar bears
polar body
polar cap
polar caps
polar cataract
polar cell
polar circle
polar cod
polar compound
polar cone
polar cones
polar coordinate
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Literary usage of Polar bear

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

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"Especially it behooves us to take particular notice of the protocols concerned with Yol and the FoZ-'polar bear' figure. Of the presentations in the first ..."

2. The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and by Georg Hartwig (1869)
"HOME (XF THE polar bear. bodies, serves to enlarge the cell, so that with their increasing dimensions the accommodation is increased to suit them. ..."

3. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"The polar bear is armed with formidable weapons, and a proportionate power to use them. His claws are two inches in length, and his canine teeth, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... like the polar bear, fox and wolf, the raven, golden plover, crossbill, bank-swallow and others, are quite alike in both the Old and the New Worlds. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Accordingly, we find that the polar bear, (Ursus Maritimus,') had always received his proper generic appellation ; yet his specific characters remained long ..."

6. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"The polar bear, which lives in the Arctic regions, sometimes reaches temperate ... The main clause is the polar bear sometimes reaches temperate latitudes; ..."

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