Origin of bruin
Examples from the Web for bruin
He is a senior at UCLA, where he is the Senior Viewpoint Columnist for The Daily Bruin.
Some similar reverence for Bruin exists, we believe, amongst certain North American tribes.
In fact, he was labouring under the belief that he was a wild beast of some sort, and apparently he regarded himself as a "bruin."Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
I could see no signs that led me to think that Bruin intended to stop for the next fifty miles.
So we lost no time in getting back to where we had left Bruin's track the night before.
Soon the dogs are at bruin's heels, snapping and biting him so that he is obliged to halt and defend himself.True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World|Adolphus W. Greely
British Dictionary definitions for bruin
Word Origin for bruin
Word Origin and History 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.)).