adjective Etymology: Latin ursinus, from ursus bear — more at arctic Date: circa 1550 1. of or relating to a bear or the bear family (Ursidae) 2. suggesting or characteristic of a bear <
a lumbering ursine gait

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Ursine — Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ursine — pertaining to a bear, 1550s, from L. ursinus of or resembling a bear, from ursus a bear, cognate with Gk. arktos (see ARCTIC (Cf. arctic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ursine — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or resembling bears. ORIGIN Latin ursinus, from ursus bear …   English terms dictionary

  • ursine — [ʉr′sīn΄, ʉr′sin] adj. [L ursinus < ursus, a bear, akin to Gr arktos, a bear] of, like, or characteristic of a bear; bearlike …   English World dictionary

  • ursine — /err suyn, sin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a bear or bears. 2. bearlike. [1540 50; < L ursinus, equiv. to urs(us) bear + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ursine — adjective /ˈɜː.saɪn,ˈɝːsaɪn,ˈɝːsɪn/ a) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of bears. b) Covered in stiff bristles …   Wiktionary

  • Ursine — Nebenform von → Ursina; schweizerischer Name, Bedeutung: die Bärenstarke …   Deutsch namen

  • ursine —  Like or of a bear …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • ursine — ur·sine || Éœrsaɪn / ɜːs adj. bearlike; of bears …   English contemporary dictionary

  • URSINE — Ursinae …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

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