Griz·zly a. Somewhat gray; grizzled.
Old squirrels that turn grizzly. --Bacon.
Grizzly bear Zool., a large and ferocious bear (Ursus horribilis) of Western North America and the Rocky Mountains. It is remarkable for the great length of its claws.
Griz·zly, n.; pl. Grizzlies
1. Zool. 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.]
adj : showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or
white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
"nodded his hoary head" [syn: gray, grey, gray-haired,
grey-haired, gray-headed, grey-headed, hoar, hoary,
n : powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western
North America [syn: grizzly bear, silvertip, silver-tip,
Ursus horribilis, Ursus arctos horribilis]
[also: grizzliest, grizzlier]