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brown bear

n.
A large bear (Ursus arctos) inhabiting western North America and northern Eurasia and having brown to yellowish fur. The brown bear is often divided into subspecies, including the grizzly and Kodiak bears.

brown bear

n
(Animals) a large ferocious brownish bear, Ursus arctos, inhabiting temperate forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. See also grizzly bear, Kodiak bear

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n.
any of various tan to near-black bears of the species Ursus arctos, having an upturned muzzle and a hump high on the back: subspecies include the brown bears of Eurasia and the grizzly bear and Kodiak bear of North America.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brown bear - large ferocious bear of Eurasiabrown bear - large ferocious bear of Eurasia  
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Ursus, Ursus - type genus of Ursidae: brown bears; in some classifications genus Ursus includes all bears
Syrian bear, Ursus arctos syriacus - yellowish-grey Syrian brown bear
grizzly, grizzly bear, silvertip, silver-tip, Ursus arctos horribilis, Ursus horribilis - powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America
Alaskan brown bear, Kodiak bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, Ursus middendorffi, Kodiak - brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia
Translations
brun bjørn
skógarbjörn
brunbjörn
gấu nâu

brown bear

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North American brown bears are generally divided into two subspecies: the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), so named because of its silver-tipped hairs that give it a grizzled appearance, and the Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), found on Kodiak Island and a few nearby islands off the coast of Alaska.
Pritchard & Robbins (1990) estimated the GRT for hair when feeding on carcasses and (chromium-marked) clover Trifolium repens in North American brown bears confined in small cages.
The importance of meat, particularly salmon, to body size, population productivity, and conservation of North American brown bears.

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