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native bear

noun
1.
an Australian name for koala
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  • The native bear resided in a packing case, nailed on the top of a stump nearly opposite the hut door.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • One resource of the lost white man, if he has a gun and ammunition, is the native bear, sometimes called monkey bear.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • On the ninth day they shot a native bear, which afforded a sumptuous repast, and gave them strength to travel two days longer.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • In the koala (Australian native bear), a vegetable-feeding marsupial, it is more than thrice the size of the body.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Then Dot opened her eyes very wide and looked round, and saw a funny native bear on the tree trunk behind her.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
  • It had also given some to the native bear, and Wallaby, and in consequence the whole air was laden with the odour of eucalyptus.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley

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