ursine

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adjective ur·sine \ˈər-ˌsīn\

Definition of ursine

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a bear or the bear family (Ursidae)

  2. 2 :  suggesting or characteristic of a bear a lumbering ursine gait

Origin and Etymology of ursine

Latin ursinus, from ursus bear — more at arctic


First Known Use: circa 1550

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