Black-bear



a medium-sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, relatively common in uninhabited mountainous areas, ranging from light brown to black with a straight brown muzzle: northern populations may be gray to near-white.
Historical Examples

Buffon’s Natural History. Volume VI (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
Buffon’s Natural History. Volume VI (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

noun
American black bear, a bear, Euarctos (or Ursus) americanus, inhabiting forests of North America. It is smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
Asiatic black bear, a bear, Selenarctos thibetanus, of central and E Asia, whose coat is black with a pale V-shaped mark on the chest

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