brown bear

noun
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.

Origin:
1775–85

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

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Without hesitation, he poses for a picture with a brown bear.
Watch a brown bear pluck salmon from a rushing stream and gaze at an eagle
  soaring high overhead.
The inn is only an hour's flight from one of the largest brown bear habitats in
  the world.
If a brown bear attacks, drop and play dead, balling up to protect your face
  and internal organs.
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