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aurochs


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aurochs  \Au"rochs\  ([add]"r[o^]ks),  n.  [G.  auerochs  OHG. 
  [=u]rohso;  [=u]r  (cf.  AS  [=u]r)  +  ohso  ox  G.  ochs.  Cf 
  {Owre},  {Ox}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  European  bison  ({Bison  bonasus,  or  Europ[ae]us}),  once 
  widely  distributed,  but  now  nearly  extinct,  except  where 
  protected  in  the  Lithuanian  forests,  and  perhaps  in  the 
  Caucasus.  It  is  distinct  from  the  Urus  of  C[ae]sar,  with 
  which  it  has  often  been  confused. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aurochs 
  n  1:  European  bison  having  a  smaller  and  higher  head  than  the 
  North  American  bison  [syn:  {wisent},  {Bison  bonasus}] 
  2:  large  recently  extinct  long-horned  European  wild  ox 
  considered  one  of  the  ancestors  of  domestic  cattle  [syn:  {urus}, 
  {Bos  primigenius}] 




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