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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large ferocious bear of Eurasia; A conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'.

Usage examples (36)
  • Anyone who uses the word bruin -- and knows enough about sharks to correct my...”
  • 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.
  • IE: didnt expect brear bruin to attempt to eat me. for more
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