ursine

ursine
ursine ADJECTIVE relating to or resembling bears.
ORIGIN Latin ursinus, from ursus 'bear' .

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  • Ursine — Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ursine — pertaining to a bear, 1550s, from L. ursinus of or resembling a bear, from ursus a bear, cognate with Gk. arktos (see ARCTIC (Cf. arctic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ursine — [ʉr′sīn΄, ʉr′sin] adj. [L ursinus < ursus, a bear, akin to Gr arktos, a bear] of, like, or characteristic of a bear; bearlike …   English World dictionary

  • ursine — adjective Etymology: Latin ursinus, from ursus bear more at arctic Date: circa 1550 1. of or relating to a bear or the bear family (Ursidae) 2. suggesting or characteristic of a bear < a lumbering ursine gait > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ursine (Nevada) — Ursine Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ursine baboon — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine dasyure — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine howler — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine seal — Ursine Ur sine, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See {Ursa}.] Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear. [1913 Webster] {Ursine baboon}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Chacma}. {Ursine dasyure} (Zo[ o]l.), the Tasmanian devil. {Ursine howler} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursine Tree-kangaroo — Ursine Tree kangaroo[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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