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grizzly

[ griz-lee ]
/ 藞gr瑟z li /
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adjective, griz路zli路er, griz路zli路est.
somewhat gray; grayish.
having hair that is gray; gray-haired.
noun, plural griz路zlies.
a device for screening ore, consisting of a row of iron or steel bars.
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Origin of grizzly

First recorded in 1585鈥95; grizzle1 + -y1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grizzly

grisly, gristly, grizzled, grizzly
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British Dictionary definitions for grizzly

grizzly
/ (藞伞r瑟zl瑟) /

adjective -zlier or -zliest
somewhat grey; grizzled
noun plural -zlies

usage for grizzly

Grizzly is sometimes wrongly used where grisly is meant: a grisly (not grizzly) murder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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