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polar bear

noun
1.
a large white bear, Ursus maritimus, of the arctic regions.
Origin of polar bear
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85
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  • It is natural for a polar bear not to have to inquire the way home.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • But all that the polar bear wanted was to put the Elephants off the track.

  • "Prod him with the icicle," said the Kangaroo to the polar bear.

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • "I could change it in a minute if I wanted to," said the polar bear, with a chuckle.

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • But the soles of the polar bear are covered with long hair, just as is his body.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • The polar bear has also a longer neck than any other kind of bear.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
British Dictionary definitions for polar bear

polar bear

noun
1.
a white carnivorous bear, Thalarctos maritimus, of coastal regions of the North Pole
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