grizzly

[griz-lee]
adjective, grizzlier, grizzliest.
1.
somewhat gray; grayish.
noun, plural grizzlies.
4.
a device for screening ore, consisting of a row of iron or steel bars.

Origin:
1585–95; grizzle1 + -y1

grisly, gristly, grizzled, grizzly.
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grizzly (ˈɡrɪzlɪ)
 
adj , -zlier, -zliest
1.  somewhat grey; grizzled
 
n , -zlier, -zliest, -zlies
2.  See grizzly bear
 
usage  Grizzly is sometimes wrongly used where grisly is meant: a grisly (not grizzly) murder

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Behind them, in the display window, a stuffed grizzly bear reared up on its hind legs.
The animal confirmed last week to be half polar bear, half grizzly bear is certainly weird.
The squirrel, to my surprise, swelled into a grizzly.
On our national radio program, they had some discussion on the hybrid polar x grizzly bears that were occurring in isolated areas.
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