spectacled bear

noun

Definition of spectacled bear

: a black or dark brown bear (Tremarctos ornatus) of the Andes mountains with white markings encircling the eyes

Examples of spectacled bear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The enigmatic spectacled bear, rarely captured on camera, is vulnerable and has a dwindling population due to severe drought and deforestation brought on by climate change. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 22 Jan. 2022 The non-ursine bears, the giant panda and spectacled bear, split off the line earlier. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of spectacled bear

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Spectacled bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectacled%20bear. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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