- a bear, especially a European brown bear.
Origin of bruin
Examples from the Web for bruin
Contemporary Examples of bruin
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Historical Examples of bruin
"Eat him, Bruin," laughed Siegfried, as Mimi trembled with fear.Opera Stories from Wagner
Good day, Mrs. Pussy,” said Bruin; “have you had anything to eat to-day?
When Bruin heard that, he let go his hold, and away went Reynard after the honey.
Bruin looked up placidly, but did not begin to climb at once.
Bruin deigned no reply, but continued to survey him with steady, unwinking eyes.
- a name for a bear, used in children's tales, fables, etc
Word Origin for bruin
"bear," late 15c., from Middle Dutch Bruin, name of the bear in "Reynard the Fox" fables; literally "brown;" cognate with Old English brun (see brown (adj.)).