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white bear

noun
  1. polar bear.
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Origin of white bear

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for white bear

Historical Examples of white bear

  • The most notable animals are the white-bear, the musk-ox, the reindeer, and the whalebone whale.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2

    Various

  • Sometimes they would visit the nursery, where curly-headed, rosy cherubs played upon a white-bear rug in the firelight.

    Seventeen

    Booth Tarkington


British Dictionary definitions for white bear

white bear

noun
  1. another name for polar bear
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