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Malay bear

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sun bear

noun
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a small, black bear, Ursus (Helarctos) malayanus, of Southeast Asian forests, having a light muzzle and yellow chest markings.
Also called honey bear, Malay bear.
Origin of sun bear
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for Malay bear

sun bear

noun
1.
a small bear, Helarctos malayanus, of tropical forests in S and SE Asia, having a black coat and a yellowish snout and feeding mostly on honey and insects Also called honey bear
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