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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ursidae — the sloth bear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of mammals including the sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Indian genus of Ursidæ, characterized by the shaggy hide, protrusile lips, and fewer and smaller teeth than those of Ursus; honey-bears or sloth-bears. M. labiatus is the aswail (which see). Prochilus is a synonym.
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- n. sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
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