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

  • noun A black bear (Ursus americanus subsp. kermodei) found in isolated regions of coastal British Columbia. About ten percent of kermode bears have creamy white fur.

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  • noun Kermode bear

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Francis Kermode, early 20th-century Canadian naturalist .]

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  • a kermode is a white black bear found on the northwestern coast of North America. It is genetically a black bear, but a recessive gene makes about 10% of the local black bear population white or cream coloured.

    June 11, 2009