brown bear
noun Date: 1774 any of several bears predominantly brown in color that are usually considered a single species (Ursus arctos) including the grizzly bear and that formerly inhabited western North America from the barrens of Alaska to northern Mexico and much of Europe and Asia but are now much restricted in range

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  • brown bear — brown′ bear′ n. mam any of various tan to near black bears of the species Ursus arctos, having an upturned muzzle and a hump high on the back: subspecies include the brown bears of Eurasia and the grizzly bear and Kodiak bear of North America •… …   From formal English to slang

  • brown bear — n. any of various tan to dark brown bears (Ursus arctos), found in Europe, North America, etc., including the grizzly bear and Kodiak bear …   English World dictionary

  • Brown Bear — Taxobox name = Brown Bear fossil range = Late Pleistocene Recent status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=Bear Specialist Group|year=1996|id=41688|title=Ursus arctos|downloaded=12 May 2006 ] image width = 300px… …   Wikipedia

  • brown bear — noun large ferocious bear of Eurasia • Syn: ↑bruin, ↑Ursus arctos • Hypernyms: ↑bear • Hyponyms: ↑Syrian bear, ↑Ursus arctos syriacus, ↑grizzly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown bear — any of several medium sized to large bears of the species Ursus arctos, inhabiting North America and Eurasia in dwindling populations, characterized by an upturned muzzle and a hump high on the back and ranging from light tan to near black;… …   Universalium

  • brown bear — rudasis lokys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ursus arctos angl. Alaskan brown bear; Alaskan grizzly bear; brown bear; grizzly bear vok. Bär; Braunbär; brauner Bär; gemeiner Bär; Landbär rus. бурый… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • brown bear — /braʊn ˈbɛə/ (say brown bair) noun 1. the largest bear, Ursus arctos, formerly ranging throughout Eurasia, northern Africa, and western North America as far south as Mexico, now rare in Eurasia, and in America chiefly found in Canada and Alaska.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brown bear — breed of bear having brownish fur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brown bear — noun a large bear with a coat colour ranging from cream to black. [Ursus arctos.] …   English new terms dictionary

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