American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Wearing spectacles.
- adj. Having markings suggesting spectacles. Used of animals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with or wearing spectacles.
- In zoology: Marked in any way that suggests spectacles or the wearing of spectacles: as, the spectacled bear or cobra.
- Spectable or spectacular; being “a sight to behold”; spectral: as, the spectacled shrimp.
- adj. Wearing spectacles.
- adj. Having an appearance of wearing spectacles, especially of animals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles.
- adj. wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
“After all, Wolfe observes, other threatened species live in the lease area, starting with a duck called the spectacled eider.”
“A group of 98 baby fruits bats, known as spectacled flying foxes Pteropus conspicillatus, arrived at an animal hospital in Brisbane, Australia after they became or...”
“A group of 98 baby fruits bats, known as spectacled flying foxes”
“Several leading environmentalists said the flights would have caused irreparable damage to the ruins and rare wildlife, such as spectacled bears and vicunas, would have been scared away.”
“It was very early in the morning when the corn-stealer was discovered; but being caught in the act, and his whole attention taken up with the sweet milky ears of maize, his "spectacled" eyes did not avail him.”
“Their faces have cream-colored or "spectacled" markings and they are the only bears of South America.”
“Vets are baffled at this strange sight: Dolores, a spectacled bear at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany has gone bald!”
“From the young loner in his garret, a conventional archetype in a conventional style; to the prophet unrecognised in Paris, a Tahitian odalisque glowing behind him in the cold studio; right up to the shorn and spectacled invalid staring out of the blue twilight of his days.”
“Since when in Colombia, the country where iguana eggs are eaten without anyone protesting, the country where spectacled caimans are hunted and eaten, the country where turtles and wild fishes are sold in front of schools … do we worry about our fauna and about a lot of species within our rich biodiversity that are becoming more endangered?”
“Richard Webster The spectacled flowerpecker, awaiting formal scientific naming, eluded observation until recently, even though a scientific research station has been operating in its habitat for more than two decades.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘spectacled’.
A list of bear words, mostly real tending fair to fanciful after midday.
Just another arbitrary list of words that come up for me today, June 20 2007
Adjectives used in actual (non-taxonomic) bird names, past and present.
Looking for tweets for spectacled.