bear garden definition

  • noun:
    • any where in which riotous conduct is typical or allowed.
    • etc. See under Bear, an such like.
    • A place where bears are held when it comes to diversion of spectators. The bear-garden in London in Elizabeth's reign has also been called Paris-garden and bear's-college.
    • Figuratively, any where of tumult or condition.

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