from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An omnivorous North American bear (Ursus americanus), living primarily in forests and having a glossy black or dark brown coat.
  • noun An omnivorous Asian bear (Ursus thibetanus), having a pointed snout, a black coat, and a beige or white V-shaped mark on the chest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An American black bear, Ursus americanus, indigenous to North America.
  • noun An Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
  • noun brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear


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