bear-hugging

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large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae Ailuropoda melanoleuca , coon bear , giant panda , panda , panda bear
brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia Alaskan brown bear , Kodiak , Kodiak bear , Ursus arctos middendorffi , Ursus middendorffi
used in some classification systems for plants that bear catkins Amentiferae , group Amentiferae
brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear American black bear , black bear , Euarctos americanus , Ursus americanus
act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose application , practical application
nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms armiger
bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia Asiatic black bear , black bear , Selenarctos thibetanus , Ursus thibetanus
(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders Atlas
bear witness attest
conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way Auriga , Charioteer
claw of a bear; often used in jewelry bear claw
incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery bear claw
almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw bear claw , bear paw
young bear bear cub
bear impact of bear the brunt of
pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug) bearskin
large ferocious bear of Eurasia brown bear , bruin , Ursus arctos
conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox' bruin
have or bear upon oneself carry
reddish-brown color phase of the American black bear cinnamon bear
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