Definition of "ursine" []

  • Of or characteristic of bears or a bear. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears (adjective)

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Use "ursine" in a sentence
  • "PS: I almost called this “Waltzing Bear Watch,” except that this particular ursine is waltzing pretty well by any reasonable standard."
  • "He stopped to browse, and, after a few minutes’ immersion in ursine animatronics with names like Smarty Bear, Gabby Bear, and Heart-To-Heart Bear, he crowned one of them his favorite."
  • "Of these animals the most considerable are seals; being of that sort which is called the ursine seal."