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bruin

[ broo-in ]

noun

  1. a bear, especially a European brown bear.


bruin

/ ˈbruːɪn /

noun

  1. a name for a bear, used in children's tales, fables, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bruin1

1475–85; < Middle Dutch bruyn, bruun literally, the brown one, name of the bear in the fable of Reynard the Fox
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bruin1

C17: from Dutch bruin brown, the name of the bear in the epic Reynard the Fox
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Example Sentences

He is a senior at UCLA, where he is the Senior Viewpoint Columnist for The Daily Bruin.

Bruin had been captured by four cowboys, who had lassoed and tied it.

Jemmy roared for help, and a favourite dog rushed to his assistance and seized Bruin by the ear.

Bruin's master did not fail to take the part of his companion, and, in his turn, began to belabour the dog.

But the avalanche of earth and stones which its mad descent had created did not let Bruin off so easily.

He then commenced cogitating how he would act, should Bruin have the hardihood to face him in the daytime.

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