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honey bear

noun
1.
a kinkajou.
2.
Origin of honey bear
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • At one time the honey bear was classified as a “Bradipus,” or sloth, because of its liability to lose its incisors.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • The most inveterate insect hunter of the tribe is the Indian sloth, or honey bear.

  • Dr. Gray divides the bears into three classes: the sea bear, the land bear, and the honey bear.

British Dictionary definitions for honey bear

honey bear

noun
1.
another name for kinkajou, sun bear
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