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Meaning of GRIZZLY

Pronunciation:  'grizlee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America

GRIZZLY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: grizzly bear, silvertip, Ursus arctos horribilis, Ursus horribilis
 See Also: brown bear, bruin, Ursus arctos



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Griz"zly\, a.
    Somewhat gray; grizzled.
          Old squirrels that turn grizzly.         --Bacon.
    {Grizzly bear} (Zo["o]l.), a large and ferocious bear ({Ursus
       horribilis}) of Western North America and the Rocky
       Mountains. It is remarkable for the great length of its
  2. \Griz"zly\, n.; pl. {Grizzlies}.
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A grizzly bear. See under {Grizzly}, a.
    2. pl. In hydraulic mining, gratings used to catch and throw
       out large stones from the sluices. [Local, U. S.]
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A fence-like structure or grillwork of heavy wire, metal, or logs placed across a stream to intercept and hold debris flowing downstream, creating a dam or blockage. Used to protect bridge crossings, create pools, and store gravel for fish spawning habitat.
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