- a large white bear, Ursus maritimus, of the arctic regions.
Origin of polar bear
First recorded in 1775–85
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A polar-bear skin attracted his attention, and this he chose.Darkness and Dawn
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Her foot was tap-tapping the polar-bear skin eighty-four times to the minute.H. R.
Then the polar-bear at the wheel, noting a gap in the traffic, stepped on the accelerator and slipped neatly through.
He dressed in snuff-colored clothes, and he bent over, swaying from side to side like a polar-bear in a cage.The Librarian at Play
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It was a colossal vehicle with a polar-bear at the steering-wheel and another at his side.
- a white carnivorous bear, Thalarctos maritimus, of coastal regions of the North Pole
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