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grizzly bear

noun
1.
a large North American brown bear, Ursus (arctos) horribilis, with coarse, gray-tipped brown fur, once widespread in the western part of the continent as far south as northern Mexico but now restricted to some regions of Alaska, western Canada, and the U.S. Rocky Mountains: a threatened species except in Alaska.
Also, grizzly.
Also called silvertip.
Compare brown bear.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
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Examples for grizzly bear
  • Coyotes are the main problem, but attacks by grizzly bear and wolves-both federally protected-are increasing.
  • Wearing this outfit, you could wrestle a grizzly bear and beat it senseless.
  • Behind them, in the display window, a stuffed grizzly bear reared up on its hind legs.
  • The missing include the grizzly bear, lynx, and mountain sheep.
  • But the whopping fish, which was as big a grizzly bear, didn't survive.
  • In this outdoor drama, a grizzly bear is found in a small town near a mountain range.
  • They soon encountered the same grizzly bear they had observed from a distance earlier.
  • grizzly bear food habits are influenced by annual and seasonal variation in available foods.
  • grizzly bear claws are highly adapted for digging and usually dig their dens into mountain slopes.
British Dictionary definitions for grizzly bear

grizzly bear

noun
1.
a variety of the brown bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, formerly widespread in W North America; its brown fur has cream or white hair tips on the back, giving a grizzled appearance Often shortened to grizzly
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