from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large bear (Ursus arctos) inhabiting western North America and northern Eurasia and having brown to yellowish fur. The brown bear is often divided into subspecies, including the grizzly and Kodiak bears.

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  • noun a species of bears native to northern America, Europe and Asia having brownish fur (Ursus arctos)

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  • noun large ferocious bear of Eurasia


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