moon bear

noun

: asiatic black bear
The moon bear is big and shaggy, with round, upright ears, and often a thick mane like a lion's.Lori Valigra, Christian Science Monitor, 3 Oct. 2002

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First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moon bear was in 1989

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“Moon bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moon%20bear. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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