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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ bear′(n.)

  1. a medium-sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, of wooded areas, ranging from gray to black and having a straight brown muzzle.

    Category: Mammals

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Asiatic black bear, black bear, Ursus thibetanus, Selenarctos thibetanus(noun)

    bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia

  2. American black bear, black bear, Ursus americanus, Euarctos americanus(noun)

    brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear


  1. black bear(Noun)

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

  2. black bear(Noun)

    Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus.


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