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black bear

noun

Simple Definition of black bear

  • : a North American bear that usually has black fur

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of black bear

  1. :  the common North American bear (Ursus americanus) ranging in color from brown or typical black to white

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1705

First Known Use of black bear

1705


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