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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. 2017.
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  • The cinnamon bear of the Sierras, like his blood brother, the New England black bear, is a good-natured fellow.

    Unexplored! Allen Chaffee
  • The habitat of the brown, and cinnamon bear is the mountains and their foothills.

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

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • The first critter we scared up was a cinnamon bear, and that dog hadn't any more sense than to go straight for him.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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