nandi bear

noun

nan·​di bear
ˈnändē-
often capitalized N
: a large carnivorous animal that is said to resemble a bear and has been reported repeatedly from parts of southern and eastern Africa

Word History

Etymology

probably from Nandi, town in Kenya

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“Nandi bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nandi%20bear. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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