Definition of cave bear in English:

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cave bear

noun

A large extinct bear of the Pleistocene epoch, whose remains are found commonly in caves throughout Europe.
  • Ursus spelaeus, family Ursidae.
Example sentences
  • The evolution of the cave bear and brown bear has been studied by analyzing both modern DNA samples and ancient DNA from fossils.
  • The cave bear became extinct at the end of the late glacial period.
  • In it, a cave bear and dinosaurs are found in their prehistoric element; at one point, the bear fights with a dinosaur and is flipped upside down in the fight.

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Syllabification: cave bear

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