from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large bears of the genus Ursus, such as the grizzly and Kodiak bears, inhabiting western North America and northern Eurasia and having brown to yellowish fur. Brown bears are sometimes categorized as the single species U. arctos.
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- n. a species of bears native to northern America, Europe and Asia having brownish fur (Ursus arctos)
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- n. large ferocious bear of Eurasia
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One end of the lake was set aside for small boys to slide on, and there I went to see Georgie, who reminded me of a tiny brown bear in his shaggy great-coat, with his little red paws stuffed into his pockets.