Ursus

noun Ur·sus \ˈərsəs\

Definition of Ursus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Ursidae) of bears held by some authorities to include all recent bears except the sloth bear and restricted by others to the European brown bear and immediately related forms or subdivided in various ways — compare selenarctos thalarctos

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Origin and Etymology of ursus

New Latin, from Latin, bear


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