brown bear

noun

Definition of brown bear

: any of several chiefly brown bears that are usually considered a single species (Ursus arctos), that formerly inhabited western North America from Alaska to northern Mexico and much of Europe and Asia but are now much restricted in range, and that include the grizzly bear and Kodiak bear

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Examples of brown bear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hair collected during an initial investigation into the attack was consistent with a brown bear, the department said. CBS News, 13 May 2022 Investigators with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game believe a brown bear sow with cubs was involved in the attack. al, 13 May 2022 During an encounter with a brown bear, the best means of action is to lay flat on your stomach and place your hands behind your neck. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 11 May 2022 But only a few minutes after turning around, Umbriaco spotted a brown bear. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2021 Bear cubs were found near where the attack happened, and a brown bear approached the area after, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. Fox News, 13 May 2022 As Fish and Game investigators worked, a brown bear approached the site. al, 13 May 2022 Minish later described the bear to biologists as appearing to be a sub-adult brown bear, Hatcher said. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 19 May 2021 But the porcupine grew to an unimaginable size and transformed into a brown bear clawing its way out of the snow. Caroline Van Hemert, Outside Online, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of brown bear

1757, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brown bear was in 1757

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Last Updated

27 Jun 2022

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“Brown bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20bear. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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