ursine [ur-sahyn, -sin] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of or relating to a bear or bears.
Origin of ursine 1540–50; Latin ursīnus, equivalent to urs(us) bear + -īnusRelated formssub·ur·sine, adjective Examples from the Web for ursine Contemporary Examples of ursine
Such sightings are not uncommon in 32799, the most active ZIP Code in Florida for close encounters of the ursine kind.
March 22, 2014
A look at the ursine baby trend—and where it falls among the list of the year’s oddest monikers.
Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry
December 23, 2013
So we will never know what made this ursine man of mystery do the things he did.
August 30, 2013
Historical Examples of ursine
It is the mycetes, or ursine howler—the largest monkey of South America.
Is not this an ursine man-of-genius, in some sort, as we once defined him?
A reminiscence of his ursine antecedents appears in the last scene.
H. Munro Chadwick
Since the extirpation of the bear, the badger is the sole representative of the ursine family in our indigenous zoology.
There was no ursine clumsiness in his movements, as he walked to and fro in the bar-room.
Frank Lewis Nason
British Dictionary definitions for ursine ursine adjective
- of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
Word Origin for ursine C16: from Latin ursus a bear Word Origin and History for ursine adj.
“pertaining to a bear,” 1550s, from Latin ursinus “of or resembling a bear,” from ursus “a bear,” cognate with Greek arktos (see).
ursine in Science ursine [ûr′sīn′]
- Resembling or characteristic of bears.