American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the bear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bear; -- so called in popular tales and fables.
- n. large ferocious bear of Eurasia
- n. a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
- From Dutch bruin ("brown") via William Caxton's 1485 translation of a Dutch version of the legend of Reynard the Fox. Bruin is the bear, named for his brown color. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, name of the bear in History of Reynard the Fox, translated by William Caxton from Middle Dutch bruun, bruin, brown, name of the bear in the Middle Dutch version of the fable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Anyone who uses the word bruin -- and knows enough about sharks to correct my...””
“In the Middle Ages, people called bears 'bruin' - the brown one - as speaking the word 'bear' was considered calling it and risking being eaten.”
“So well aimed was his shot, that "bruin" rolled over, giving a few kicks with his thick legs.”
“bruin, meaning "the brown one" as a euphemism, and then bruin segued into bear.”
“As Gannon and her husband were standing over the animal ... the bruin returned.”
“Feed Mr. Browning Federal 140 grain TBBC, and then pose with him over a bruin.”
“More power to him to have taken such a bruin on public land.”
“As that grizzly came at Chappl ... in the wilderness near Kechika River in northern B.C., the 39-year-old father of two stabbed the bruin with an arrow in a last-ditch attempt to save his bacon, piercing the raging animal's throat and living to tell the tale ....”
“That bruin measured 19 & 13/16, made the record book and after two years of waiting, he is suppose to be fully mounted and in my basement this weekend.”
“IE: didnt expect brear bruin to attempt to eat me.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
A list of bear words, mostly real tending fair to fanciful after midday.
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