bruin

noun
bru·​in | \ ˈbrü-ən How to pronounce bruin (audio) \
plural bruins

Definition of bruin

: bear sense 1 Bears are the most popular animals in a number of our national parks. In the Smokies, where the population of bruins runs into the hundreds, opportunities to observe these large wild animals are plentiful during the summer.— Edward Spargo and Glenn R. Williston A disturbing and all-too-common sign of a feeding bear is an overturned garbage can … its contents scattered about as the bruin searched for something edible in the trash.— Charles Fergus

Examples of bruin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bruin had destroyed the inside of Gillotti's truck and then moved to the front seat of his mother-in-law's car outside their Cornwall home. CBS News, 2 May 2022 The battle, which showcases the remarkable power and agility possessed by black bears, ends with the vanquished bruin running off at 36 seconds. Pete Thomas, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 Large traps made out of culverts were set around the area in hopes of capturing the bruin. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 Law enforcement and wildlife specialists have been trying to track down the bear ever since, with the intention of capturing and killing the bruin. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 7 July 2021 The bear confronts the skunk at close range, but rather than fleeing, the skunk takes a few steps toward the bruin, rocks forward and back, and raises its tail. Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021 The bear confronts the skunk at close range, but rather than fleeing, the skunk takes a few steps toward the bruin, rocks forward and back, and raises its tail. Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021 The bear confronts the skunk at close range, but rather than fleeing, the skunk takes a few steps toward the bruin, rocks forward and back, and raises its tail. Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021 The bear confronts the skunk at close range, but rather than fleeing, the skunk takes a few steps toward the bruin, rocks forward and back, and raises its tail. Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bruin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bruin

Middle Dutch, name of the bear in Reynard the Fox

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10 May 2022

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“Bruin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bruin. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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