- a large, brown bear, Ursus (arctos) middendorffi, inhabiting coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia, that grows to a length of 9 feet (2.7 meters).
Origin of Kodiak bear
First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called Kodiak.
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- a large variety of the brown bear, Ursus arctos, inhabiting the west coast of Alaska and neighbouring islands, esp Kodiak