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 There are more than a thousand species of birds as well as jaguars and spectacled bears that call the area home. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Mar. 2023 For six months, researchers had laid camera traps across a 600-square-kilometer area, trying to catch sight of the rare spectacled bear. Nell Lewis, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 The spectacled bear, Tremarctos ornatus, has a habit of going its own way. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2017 These included the aardwolf, Canadian otter, spectacled bear, raccoon, and red wolf. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2012 Jiang found five more: the aardwolf (a termite-eating hyena), Canadian otter, spectacled bear, raccoon, and red wolf. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2012 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spectacled bear was in 1835

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“Spectacled bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectacled%20bear. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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