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

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In 1975, when the bruin population was brought under emergency federal protection by the Fish and Wildlife Service, scientists say just 136 individuals persisted in Yellowstone and nearby wildlands. National Geographic, "Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears to Be Hunted for First Time in Decades," 24 May 2018 Recent incidents include a black bear taking over the Juneau arboretum and another bruin that shut down a fish-cleaning facility. Fox News, "Alaska's human-bear conflicts are on the rise, experts say," 26 Sep. 2018 The animals use the Eagle River Valley as a kind of bruin superhighway, moving up and down the river all summer long. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Biologists say trash bears in Eagle River will be killed — but people are the problem," 19 June 2018 Hough recorded some of the lallygagging bruin enjoying the jets of the tub just like a human. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Creature comfort: Bear takes hot tub break, sips on margarita," 3 July 2018 The bruin had damaged the Subaru Outback so badly that the doors would not unlock. Fox News, "Deputy frees bear trapped inside car," 21 June 2018 The big bruin sat himself down, just like a person, at a picnic table, KTVA reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Bear visits human neighbors, plops down at their picnic table," 8 June 2018 The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on May 23 gave its unanimous approval to commence a controversial hunt of bruins this coming autumn. National Geographic, "Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears to Be Hunted for First Time in Decades," 24 May 2018 Now 21 years old—ancient in bear years and well beyond the age when most female bruins typically breed—399 had two bouncy cubs in tow. Todd Wilkinson, National Geographic, "Famous Grandma Grizzly Bear Has Twins at 21," 18 May 2017

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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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