bruin

bruin

[broo-in]
noun
a bear, especially a European brown bear.

Origin:
1475–85; < Middle Dutch bruyn, bruun literally, the brown one, name of the bear in the fable of Reynard the Fox

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bruin (ˈbruːɪn)
 
n
a name for a bear, used in children's tales, fables, etc
 
[C17: from Dutch bruin brown, the name of the bear in the epic Reynard the Fox]

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bruin
"bear," late 15c., from M.Du. Bruin, name of the bear in "Reynard the Fox" fables; lit. "brown;" cognate with O.E. brun (see brown).
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BRUIN definition


Brown University Interactive Language.
A simple interactive language with PL/I-like syntax, for IBM 360.
["Meeting the Computational Requirements of the University, Brown University Interactive Language", R.G. Munck, Proc 24th ACM Conf, 1969].
(1995-02-14)

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