Selenarctos

noun
Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
Syn: ↑genus Selenarctos
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Ursidae, ↑family Ursidae

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\\ˌselə̇nˈärktəs, -ˌtäs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from selen- (I) + Greek arktos bear — more at arctic
: a genus of mammals (family Ursidae) that includes the Asiatic black bear and is often regarded as indistinguishable from Ursus

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