brown bear

noun
large ferocious bear of Eurasia
Syn: ↑bruin, ↑Ursus arctos
Hypernyms: ↑bear
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Ursus, ↑genus Ursus

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noun
: any of several bears predominantly brown in color; especially : the common bear (Ursus arctos) of Europe

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any of several medium-sized to large bears of the species Ursus arctos, inhabiting North America and Eurasia in dwindling populations, characterized by an upturned muzzle and a hump high on the back and ranging from light tan to near black; formerly considered three distinct species and often still referred to as such: U. horribilis, the grizzly bear; U. middendorffi, the Kodiac bear; and U. arctos, comprising European and Asian brown bears.
[1775-85]

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brown bear noun
The common bear of Europe and Asia
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Main Entry:brown

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brown bear,
1. any bear having brown fur that lives in northern Europe and Asia, and North America, especially Alaska.
2. a variety of the common black bear having brown fur.

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n. a large bear with a coat color ranging from cream to black, occurring chiefly in forests in Eurasia and North America. See also grizzly bear (see grizzly). Ursus arctos, family Ursidae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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