bear

(redirected from bore fruit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
References in periodicals archive ?
EHDEN, Lebanon: The farmers of Ehden had all but forsaken their annual pear season this year, but just as they had turned their sights to the apple harvest instead, the region's pear trees miraculously bore fruit once again.
Hanging out in jazz clubs bore fruit in tilted, lozenge-shaped canvases whose grids shook loose in contrapuntal patterns like the boogie-woogie discourse in piano bars of the period.
The long-talked about negotiations between the two firms apparently never bore fruit.