honey bear

honey bear
Kinkajou Kin"ka*jou`, n. [F. kinkajou, quincajou, from the native American name.] (Zo["o]l.) A nocturnal carnivorous mammal ({Cercoleptes caudivolvulus}) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family ({Cercoleptid[ae]}) allied to the raccoons. Called also {potto}, and {honey bear}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Honey bear — is sometimes used as a common name to refer to two different bear species with more widely used common names:*Sun Bear (Ursus malayanus) *Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)Both of these bears have a chevron or crescent shaped patch of light colored… …   Wikipedia

  • Honey bear — Honey Hon ey (h[u^]n [y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko nis dust, Skr. ka[.n]a grain.] 1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honey bear — n. 1. KINKAJOU 2. SLOTH BEAR …   English World dictionary

  • honey bear — noun arboreal fruit eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail • Syn: ↑kinkajou, ↑potto, ↑Potos flavus, ↑Potos caudivolvulus • Hypernyms: ↑procyonid • Member Holonyms: ↑P …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey bear — 1. a kinkajou. 2. See sun bear. [1830 40] * * *       either of two bear species, the sloth bear and the sun bear (qq.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • honey bear — noun a) The sun bear (Ursus malayanus). b) The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) …   Wiktionary

  • honey bear — hon′ey bear n. zool. mam kinkajou • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • honey bear — /ˈhʌni bɛə/ (say hunee bair) noun → kinkajou …   Australian English dictionary

  • honey-bear — …   Useful english dictionary

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