spectacled bear


Definition of spectacled bear

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The non-ursine bears, the giant panda and spectacled bear, split off the line earlier. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Bears," 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 26 Feb. 2021.

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