Kodiak bear
noun Etymology: Kodiak Island, Alaska Date: 1899 a large brown bear of the southern coast of Alaska and adjacent islands

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  • Kodiak bear — n. A large brown bear ({Ursus middendorffi} syn. {Ursus arctos} middendorffi) of coastal Alaska and British Columbia related to the grizzly bear; called also {Kodiak bear}. Syn: Alaskan brown bear, Kodiak, {Ursus middendorffi}, {Ursus arctos}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kodiak bear — n. A large brown bear ({Ursus middendorffi} syn. {Ursus arctos} middendorffi) of coastal Alaska and British Columbia related to the grizzly bear; called also {Kodiak bear}. Syn: Alaskan brown bear, Kodiak, {Ursus middendorffi}, {Ursus arctos}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kodiak bear — n. [sometimes k b ] the largest brown bear ( Ursus arctos middendorffi), found on Kodiak Island and in adjacent areas: it can attain a weight of 780 kg ( c. 1,700 lb) …   English World dictionary

  • Kodiak Bear — Taxobox name = Kodiak Bear status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = image width = 200px image caption = Female Kodiak bear with cubs regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Ursidae genus = Ursus… …   Wikipedia

  • Kodiak bear — a large, brown bear, Ursus (arctos) middendorffi, inhabiting coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia, that grows to a length of 9 ft. (2.7 m). Also called Kodiak. [1895 1900] * * *       (Ursus arctos middendorffi), variety of grizzly bear… …   Universalium

  • Kodiak bear — noun brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia • Syn: ↑Alaskan brown bear, ↑Kodiak, ↑Ursus middendorffi, ↑Ursus arctos middendorffi • Hypernyms: ↑brown bear, ↑bruin, ↑Ursus arctos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kodiak bear — noun A large species of brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, found in throughout the Rocky Mountains and the northwest of North America. Syn: Kodiak …   Wiktionary

  • Kodiak bear — [ kəʊdɪak] noun a large brown bear of a race found on Kodiak and other Alaskan islands …   English new terms dictionary

  • Kodiak bear — /ˈkoʊdɪæk bɛə/ (say kohdiak bair) noun a subspecies, Ursus arctos middendorffi, of the brown bear, inhabiting Kodiak, an island in the northern Pacific …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kodiak bear — Ko′diak bear n. mam a large brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, inhabiting coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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