A bear so called in preferred tales and fables
- a conventional name for a bear found in reports following use in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
- big ferocious bear of Eurasia
- A bear; -- so-called in well-known stories and fables.
"bear," late 15c., from Middle Dutch Bruin, title of bear in "Reynard the Fox" fables; actually "brown;" cognate with Old English brun (see brown (adj.)).
(a.) A bear; -- so named in well-known reports and fables.
There, leave Bruin alone; here's a bet on.