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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Syrian bear. See under bear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the Syrian bear.

Etymologies

From Arabic دب (dubb) "bear", from Common Semitic. The anglicization appears only rarely or ad hoc. One Richard Pockocke in 1738 reported that the dubber was seen only rarely in Egypt. (Bernd Brunner, Bears: a brief history, Yale University Press, 2007, p. 73) (Wiktionary)

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