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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sloth bear mean? 

  The noun SLOTH BEAR has 1 sense:

1. common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia

  Familiarity information: SLOTH BEAR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia

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Nouns denoting animals


Melursus ursinus; sloth bear; Ursus ursinus

Hypernyms ("sloth bear" is a kind of...):

bear (massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws)

Holonyms ("sloth bear" is a member of...):

genus Melursus; Melursus (sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus)

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