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grizzly (adj.)

"somewhat gray," 1590s, from grizzle "gray-colored" + -y (1). Also see grizzled. Grizzly bear (ursus horribilis) for the large ferocious bear of the western U.S., is recorded by 1806; sometimes said to belong rather to grisly (q.v.), but either adjective suits it.

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Definitions of grizzly from WordNet
1
grizzly (n.)
powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America;
Synonyms: grizzly bear / silvertip / silver-tip / Ursus horribilis / Ursus arctos horribilis
2
grizzly (adj.)
showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
Synonyms: grey / gray / grey-haired / gray-haired / grey-headed / gray-headed / hoar / hoary / white-haired
From wordnet.princeton.edu