grizzly bear

noun
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:
1685–95

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grizzly bear
 
n
Often shortened to: grizzly 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

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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
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The missing include the grizzly bear, lynx, and mountain sheep.
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