Origin of ursine
Examples from the Web for ursine
Such sightings are not uncommon in 32799, the most active ZIP Code in Florida for close encounters of the ursine kind.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A look at the ursine baby trend—and where it falls among the list of the year's oddest monikers.Kate Winslet’s Bear Rocknroll & Other Crazy Celebrity Baby Names of 2013|Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry|December 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So we will never know what made this ursine man of mystery do the things he did.A Eulogy for Gus, Central Park’s Polar Bear Man of Mystery|Malcolm Jones|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The most considerable are seals, or (as we used to call them) sea-bears, being that sort called the ursine seal.
Another pouched animal, equally carnivorous, is the Ursine Opossum.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found|Mayne Reid
It may have looked like an ursine hold-up to the tourists; but old Mother Bear was quite sure she and her cubs were in man-peril.Ruth Fielding In the Saddle|Alice B. Emerson
Is not this an ursine man-of-genius, in some sort, as we once defined him?History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
I prefer to appeal to the sight of the gentler sex in our ursine race.The Original Fables of La Fontaine|Jean de la Fontaine
British Dictionary definitions for ursine
Word Origin for ursine
Word Origin and History for ursine
"pertaining to a bear," 1550s, from Latin ursinus "of or resembling a bear," from ursus "a bear," cognate with Greek arktos (see Arctic).