Definition of white bear in US English:

white bear

noun

  • 1The polar bear, Thalarctos maritimus.

  • 2A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) of a pale colour phase.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From white + bear.

Pronunciation

white bear

/ˌwʌɪt ˈbɛː/