polar bear

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of polar bear

: a large creamy-white carnivorous bear (Ursus maritimus synonym Thalarctos maritimus) that inhabits arctic regions

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First Known Use of polar bear

1769

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POLAR BEAR Defined for English Language Learners

polar bear

Definition of polar bear for English Language Learners

  • : a large white bear that lives near the North Pole


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polar bear

noun

Definition of polar bear for Students

: a large creamy-white bear of arctic regions


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