sloth bear
noun Date: 1835 a forest-dwelling bear (Melurus ursinus) of India and adjacent regions that has long black hair, very large claws, and a long snout and that feeds chiefly on insects

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  • Sloth bear — Sloth Sloth, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w slow. See {Slow}.] 1. Slowness; tardiness. [1913 Webster] These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Disinclination to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sloth bear — n. a bear (Melursus ursinus) with shaggy, black fur, a flexible snout, and long, white claws: it is found in India and Sri Lanka and feeds chiefly on fruits and insects …   English World dictionary

  • Sloth Bear — Taxobox name = Sloth Bear fossil range = Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene – Recent status = VU trend = unknown status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px image caption = Sloth Bear in captivity at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park,… …   Wikipedia

  • sloth bear — noun common coarse haired long snouted bear of south central Asia • Syn: ↑Melursus ursinus, ↑Ursus ursinus • Hypernyms: ↑bear • Member Holonyms: ↑Melursus, ↑genus Melursus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sloth bear — a coarse haired, long snouted bear, Ursus ursinus, of India and Indochina: now rare. [1825 35] * * * ▪ mammal also called  honey bear , Hindi  bhalu     forest dwelling member of the family Ursidae that inhabits tropical or subtropical regions of …   Universalium

  • sloth bear — ilgalūpis lokys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Melursus ursinus angl. Indian bear; sloth bear vok. Lippenbär rus. губач; медведь губач pranc. ours de à longues lèvres; ours de l’Inde ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sloth bear — noun a shaggy coated Indian bear with long curved claws, noted for hanging upside down like a sloth. [Melursus ursinus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sloth bear — noun A nocturnal bear living in the South Asia. Syn: lip bear …   Wiktionary

  • sloth bear — /ˈsloʊθ bɛə/ (say slohth bair) noun a coarse haired, long snouted bear, Melursus ursinus, of Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bhutan …   Australian English dictionary

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