cave bear
noun Date: 1865 a very large extinct bear (Ursus spelaeus) known especially from Pleistocene deposits in European caves

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  • Cave bear — Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cave-bear — caveˈ bear noun (Ursus spelaeus) a bear of the Pleistocene epoch of which fossil remains have been found in caves • • • Main Entry: ↑cave …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cave bear — Taxobox name = Cave Bear fossil range = Middle to Late Pleistocene image width = 240px image caption = Cave Bear skeleton regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Ursidae genus = Ursus species = U.… …   Wikipedia

  • cave bear — an extinct bear, Ursus spelaeus, that lived in caves in Europe during the Pleistocene Epoch. * * * ▪ paleontology  extinct (extinction) species of bear, notable for its habit of inhabiting caves, where its remains are frequently preserved; in… …   Universalium

  • cave bear — noun : a very large extinct bear (Ursus spelaeus) known from remains in caves in Europe and England and believed to be contemporaneous with Paleolithic man * * * an extinct bear, Ursus spelaeus, that lived in caves in Europe during the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cave bear — noun A large extinct species of bear, Ursus spelaeus …   Wiktionary

  • cave bear — keɪv bear which lives in caverns, large animal which lives in caves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear — For the movie, see The Clan of the Cave Bear (film). The Clan of the Cave Bear   …   Wikipedia

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear (film) — Infobox Film name = The Clan of the Cave Bear image size = caption = Theatrical release poster director = Michael Chapman producer = Gerald Isenberg Peter Guber (executive) Jon Peters (executive) Stan Rogow (co producer) writer = Jean M. Auel… …   Wikipedia

  • Florida Cave Bear — Taxobox name = Tremarctos flordianus fossil range = Pleistocene regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Ursidae subfamilia = Tremarctinae genus = Tremarctos species = † T. flordianus species authority =… …   Wikipedia

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