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Noun: black bear  blak behr
  1. Bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
    - Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus, Selenarctos thibetanus
  2. Brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
    - American black bear, Ursus americanus, Euarctos americanus

Derived forms: black bears

Type of: bear

Part of: Euarctos, genus Euarctos, genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos

Encyclopedia: Black bear