Etymology
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Bruin (n.)

proper name for a bear, late 15c., from Middle Dutch Bruin, name of the bear in "Reynard the Fox" fables; literally "brown;" cognate with English brown, German Braun (from PIE root *bher- (2) "bright; brown;" and compare bear (n.)).

updated on October 19, 2017

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Definitions of Bruin from WordNet

bruin (n.)
a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox';
bruin (n.)
large ferocious bear of Eurasia;
Synonyms: brown bear / Ursus arctos
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