- of or relating to a bear or bears.
Origin of ursine
Examples from the Web for ursine
Contemporary Examples of 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
March 22, 2014
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
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
August 30, 2013
Historical Examples of ursine
It is the mycetes, or ursine howler—the largest monkey of South America.The Western World
Is not this an ursine man-of-genius, in some sort, as we once defined him?
A reminiscence of his ursine antecedents appears in the last scene.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
Since the extirpation of the bear, the badger is the sole representative of the ursine family in our indigenous zoology.
There was no ursine clumsiness in his movements, as he walked to and fro in the bar-room.Blue Goose
Frank Lewis Nason
- of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
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).
- Resembling or characteristic of bears.