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Nov 25 2020 20

Ursine is an adjective that means related to or resembling a bear.

The Latin word Ursus (OOR soos) means ‘bear.’ The word has migrated to English to become our word of the day. Describing a person or thing as ursine, is suggesting they resemble a bear, either in appearance, behavior or both. For example:

Bearded and weighing close to three hundred pounds, Mr. Henry’s ursine looks could be pretty intimidating for a kid. It’s not often you step into a classroom and find someone who looks like they maul you.