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ursine

[ ur-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈɜr saɪn, -sɪn /
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adjective

of or relating to a bear or bears.

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Origin of ursine

1540–50; <Latin ursīnus, equivalent to urs(us) bear + -īnus-ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM ursine

sub·ur·sine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ursine

ursine
/ (ˈɜːsaɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears

Word Origin for ursine

C16: from Latin ursus a bear
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Scientific definitions for ursine

ursine
[ ûrsīn′ ]

Resembling or characteristic of bears.
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