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cinnamon bear

a cinnamon-colored variety of the black bear of North America.
Origin of cinnamon bear
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The habitat of the brown, and cinnamon bear is the mountains and their foothills.

    Memoirs of Orange Jacobs Orange Jacobs
  • As he rounded a point in the rocks, he came upon a Rocky Mountain goat engaged in combat with a cinnamon bear.

  • The cinnamon bear is a lazy brown brute, about one-half the size of the grizzly.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • Deer drink at the shallows, and it is not so long ago that cinnamon bear and grizzlies tracked the wet clay of its borders.

    California Mary Austin
  • The black, brown and cinnamon bear are natives of Washington, and their numbers are in the order given.

    Memoirs of Orange Jacobs Orange Jacobs
  • This was a big, red, cinnamon bear asleep under a pine tree on an open slope.

  • Benny was never too cross to listen to the wonderful stories his sister Violet could tell about cinnamon bear.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Violet had all she could do to keep him amused, even with cinnamon bear and his five brothers.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • In the mountains of the west are the grizzly bear, black bear and cinnamon bear.

  • I have spoken of their extreme fear of the great brown or cinnamon bear, which they seldom attack.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
British Dictionary definitions for cinnamon bear

cinnamon bear

a reddish-brown variety of the American black bear See black bear (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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