native bear

  1. an Australian name for koala

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How to use native bear in a sentence

  • 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