grizzly

adjective
griz·​zly | \ ˈgriz-lē How to pronounce grizzly (audio) \
grizzlier; grizzliest

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The image of the tough, grizzly settler became associated with the frontier, but so too was the frontier a space to experiment with governance and freedoms. Lisa Messeri, Slate Magazine, "We Need to Stop Talking About Space as a “Frontier”," 15 Mar. 2017 Grizzly bears on Alaska’s Kodiak Island are forsaking salmon and snacking on ____________ instead. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "The Atlantic Daily: Back to Backlash," 23 Aug. 2017 But then the games started and West would give one of those grizzly head nods for a cut. Anthony Slater, The Mercury News, "Warriors film room: David West is one of the NBA’s best passing big men," 7 Mar. 2017 Grizzly bears must be protected to give them the best chance for a full recovery. The Tylt, OregonLive.com, "Should Yellowstone grizzly bears be a protected species?," 23 June 2017 Grizzly bears outside of the Yellowstone area -- in the lower 48 states -- will continue to have protection. Paul Leblanc, CNN, "Yellowstone grizzly bears removed from endangered species list," 22 June 2017

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grizzly was in 1594

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