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bruin

Noun

1 a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
2 large ferocious bear of Eurasia [syn: brown bear, Ursus arctos]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a folk name for a bear, especially the brown bear, Ursus arctos

Afrikaans

Etymology

bruin.

Adjective

bruin
  1. brown

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

bruin (alternate form: bruine, : bruiner, : bruinst)
  1. having a brown colour (as chocolate, for example)

Noun

bruin, especially diminutive: bruintje, no plural
  1. folk name for a (brown) bear.

Extensive Definition

Bruin is another name for a brown bear (Ursus arctos), or for any bear, usually poetically or archaically. Bruin may also refer to:
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