Meaning of yellow bear in English:

yellow bear


  • 1Any of various bears with yellowish fur (often previously identified as distinct species), especially any of several varieties of North American black bear (Ursus americanus) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) (now rare).

  • 2(More fully "yellow bear caterpillar") the hairy yellow caterpillar of the noctuid moth Spilosoma virginica.


Late 18th century.