brown bear


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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

brown′ bear′


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

norso bruno
References in classic literature ?
The way he'd say "I've been a regular brown bear to-day," and take himself in his arms and hug himself at the thoughts of the brute he had pretended.
I only said to John, wouldn't it be more consistent, me going in for being a reg'lar brown bear respecting him, to go in as a reg'lar brown bear all round?
But, aware at the instant of a fine opening for a point, Mr Boffin quenched that observation in this--delivered in the grisliest growling of the regular brown bear.
Namgay Doola grinned so persuasively and began to tell me about a big brown bear in a poppy field by the river.
This made me so angry that I wandered down the valley in the hope of meeting the big brown bear.
This rAade me so angry that I wandered down the valley in the hope of meeting the big brown bear.
It is the country of the wolf and the isard, of the brown bear and the mountain-goat, a land of bare rock and of rushing water.
Then the only other creature who is allowed at the Pack Council--Baloo, the sleepy brown bear who teaches the wolf cubs the Law of the Jungle: old Baloo, who can come and go where he pleases because he eats only nuts and roots and honey--rose upon his hind quarters and grunted.
He rubbed his eyes savagely to clear his vision, and beheld, not a horse, but a great brown bear.
1210506109 ) "Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change.
All polar o'bears living today may be able to trace their maternal ancestry back through grandmothers many times great to a female brown bear in Ireland.
Choose from brown bear, polar bear, and black bear.