from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, white-furred bear (Ursus maritimus or Thalarctos maritimus) living in Arctic regions. Also called white bear.
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- n. A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a large bear (Ursus maritimus syn. Thalarctos maritimus) inhabiting the arctic regions. It sometimes measures nearly nine feet in length and weighs 1,600 pounds. It is partially amphibious, very powerful, and the most carnivorous of all the bears. The fur is white, tinged with yellow. Called also White bear. See Bear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. white bear of Arctic regions
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