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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Urus  \U"rus\,  n.  [L.;  of  Teutonic  origin.  See  {Aurochs}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  very  large  powerful,  and  savage  extinct  bovine  animal 
  ({Bos  urus  or  primigenius})  anciently  abundant  in  Europe.  It 
  appears  to  have  still  existed  in  the  time  of  Julius  C[ae]sar. 
  It  had  very  large  horns,  and  was  hardly  capable  of 
  domestication.  Called  also  {ur},  {ure},  and  {tur}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  urus 
  n  :  large  recently  extinct  long-horned  European  wild  ox 
  considered  one  of  the  ancestors  of  domestic  cattle  [syn: 
  {aurochs},  {Bos  primigenius}] 




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