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Definition of grizzly bear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grizzly bear

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɡrɪzli ˈbeə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡrɪzli ˈber//
 
(also grizzly (pl. grizzlies))
 
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a large aggressive brown bear that lives in N America and parts of Russia Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from grizzle ‘having mixed dark and white hairs’. This usage dates from the early 19th century.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grizzly bear