Kodiak-bear meaning

kōdē-ăk
A large brown bear inhabiting a cluster of islands in Alaska and often considered a subspecies (Ursus arctos subsp. middendorffi).
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The largest brown bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), found on Kodiak Island and in adjacent areas: it can attain a weight of 780 kg (c. 1,700 lb)
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A large species of brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, found in throughout the Rocky Mountains and the northwest of North America.
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Origin of kodiak-bear

  • After Kodiak (Island)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition