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ursine

[ur-sahyn, -sin] /ˈɜr saɪn, -sɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a bear or bears.
2.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin ursīnus, equivalent to urs(us) bear + -īnus -ine1
Related forms
subursine, adjective
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  • The press couldn't get enough of the ursine celebrity.
  • The bear watcher would sit in a truck, hand poised on the horn to scare off any ursine that came into camp.
  • The fourth and final method for separating bears and people was to trap and relocate the ursine repeat offenders.
British Dictionary definitions for ursine

ursine

/ˈɜːsaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ursus a bear
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Word Origin and History for ursine
adj.

"pertaining to a bear," 1550s, from Latin ursinus "of or resembling a bear," from ursus "a bear," cognate with Greek arktos (see Arctic).

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ursine in Science
ursine
  (ûr'sīn')   
Resembling or characteristic of bears.
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