Definition of spectacled bear in English:

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spectacled bear

noun

A South American bear with a black or dark brown coat and white markings around the eyes.
  • Tremarctos ornatus, family Ursidae.
Example sentences
  • Rhinos, giraffes, spectacled bears, baboons, monkeys, cheetahs and lions have large enclosures in which to roam around, while other creatures, such as ring-tailed lemurs, run wild.
  • Since the early 1990s, researchers have been applying the technique to spectacled bears, cougars, foxes, pine martens, chimpanzees, gorillas, and many other species.
  • Its only living relative is the spectacled bear of South America.

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Syllabification: spec·ta·cled bear

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