MEANING: adjective: Having the form or appearance of a bear.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ursus (bear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rtko- (bear), which also gave us arctic (literally, of the bear), the name Ursula (diminutive of Latin ursa: bear), and arctophile (one who is very fond of teddy bears). Earliest documented use: 1791.

CURSIFORM - 1. oathsome; 2. scriptlike

ARSIFORM - British: ass-shaped

URSIFARM - where bears are grown

URSIDORM - the final room that Goldilocks entered