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noun
a coarse-haired, long-snouted bear, Ursus ursinus, of India and Indochina: now rare.
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Origin of sloth bear

First recorded in 1825–35
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sloth bear

noun
a bear, Melursus ursinus, of forests of S India and Sri Lanka, having a shaggy coat and an elongated snout specialized for feeding on termites
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