polar bear

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noun

a large white bear, Ursus maritimus, of the arctic regions.

Nearby words

  1. poland, invasion of,
  2. polanski,
  3. polar,
  4. polar angle,
  5. polar axis,
  6. polar body,
  7. polar bond,
  8. polar cap,
  9. polar cataract,
  10. polar circle

Origin of polar bear

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for polar bear

polar bear

noun

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