black bear
noun Date: 1705 the common North American bear (Ursus americanus) ranging in color from brown or typical black to white

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  • Black bear — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black Bear — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Black Bear (Idaho) Black Bear (Oklahoma) Black Bear Ranch, Gemeinde in Kalifornien Black Bear Spring (Arizona) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • black bear — noun count a large black or dark brown BEAR that lives in North America or Asia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black bear — black′ bear′ n. mam a medium sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, of wooded areas, ranging from gray to black and having a straight brown muzzle • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • black bear — n. 1. the common North American bear (Ursus americanus) that lives in forests and feeds mainly on roots and berries 2. any of several dark colored bears, esp. of Asia …   English World dictionary

  • black bear — noun 1. brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear • Syn: ↑American black bear, ↑Ursus americanus, ↑Euarctos americanus • Hypernyms: ↑bear • Hyponyms: ↑cinnamon bear …   Useful english dictionary

  • black bear — a medium sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, relatively common in uninhabited mountainous areas, ranging from light brown to black with a straight brown muzzle: northern populations may be gray to near white. See illus. under… …   Universalium

  • black bear — /blæk ˈbɛə/ (say blak bair) noun either of two black coated bears, the American black bear, Euarctos (or Ursus) americanus, of Canada, US and Mexico, and the Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus, of eastern Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • black bear — noun a) The American black bear, Ursus americanus, indigenous to North America. b) Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus …   Wiktionary

  • black bear — juodasis lokys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ursus americanus angl. American black bear; black bear vok. Baribal; Schwarzbär rus. барибал; чёрный медведь pranc. ours noir; ours noir américain ryšiai …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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