she-bear

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she- +‎ bear

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she-bear (plural she-bears)

  1. A female bear (as opposed to a he-bear, male bear).
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 52:
      Elisha [...] was able to call upon two she-bears to come and eat up the children who had treated him irreverently[.]
    • 2001, Bible Old Testament 2 Kings 2:24 (English Standard Version)
      two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.

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