An example of a bruin is the mascot of the Boston hockey team, the Blades.
Origin of bruin
- Middle English name of the bear in History of Reynard the Fox, translated by William Caxton from Middle Dutch bruun, bruin brown, name of the bear in the Middle Dutch version of the fable bher-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Dutch bruin (“brown”) via William Caxton's 1485 translation of a Dutch version of the legend of Reynard the Fox. Bruin is the bear, named for his brown color.