There are 2 definitions of grizzly in English:

grizzly1

Syllabification: griz·zly
Pronunciation: /ˈgrizlē
 
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noun (plural grizzlies)

(also grizzly bear)
  • An animal of a large race of the brown bear native to North America.
    • Ursus arctos horribilis, family Ursidae
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    • The area is home to around 40 grizzlies and an unknown number of smaller black bears.
    • There were wolves about in those days, as well as grizzlies in Montana and Alberta.
    • The polar bear may surpass the Alaskan grizzly in size, with the maximum recorded weighing 726 kg.

adjective (grizzlier, grizzliest)

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  • Gray or gray-haired.
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    • He looked old and gruff, with a grizzly gray beard and a deeply tanned face.
    • He had a grizzly gray beard, a dirty brown shirt, denim pants and dark black hair that was very untidy.
    • The man stood up, and his graying, grizzly brown hair toppled into his brown eyes as he glared at Colin.

Origin

early 19th century: grizzly from grizzle2.

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There are 2 definitions of grizzly in English:

grizzly2

Line breaks: griz¦zly
Pronunciation: /ˈgrɪzli/

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adjective (grizzlier, grizzliest)

  • (Of a child) inclined to cry fretfully: a grizzly baby

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