from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a folk name for a bear, especially the brown bear, Ursus arctos
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bear; -- so called in popular tales and fables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the bear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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'
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.