water bear
noun Date: 1852 tardigrade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Water bear — Wa ter bear (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of {Tardigrada}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water bear — wa′ter bear n. mcr tardigrade 1) • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • water bear — noun 1. : polar bear 2. : tardigrade …   Useful english dictionary

  • water bear — noun a minute animal with a short body and four pairs of stubby legs, living in fresh water. [Phylum Tardigrada.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • water bear — Zool. a tardigrade. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • water bear — noun A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada. Syn: tardigrade …   Wiktionary

  • water bear — /ˈwɔtə bɛə/ (say wawtuh bair) noun → tardigrade (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • water-bear — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bear — (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus}, and of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bear baiting — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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