Origin of white bear
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for white bear
The most notable animals are the white-bear, the musk-ox, the reindeer, and the whalebone whale.
Sometimes they would visit the nursery, where curly-headed, rosy cherubs played upon a white-bear rug in the firelight.Seventeen
- another name for polar bear