Definition of Aurochs

1. Noun. European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison.

Exact synonyms: Bison Bonasus, Wisent
Group relationships: Genus Bison
Generic synonyms: Bison



2. Noun. Large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle.
Exact synonyms: Bos Primigenius, Urus
Group relationships: Bos, Genus Bos
Generic synonyms: Ox, Wild Ox

Definition of Aurochs

1. n. The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europæus), 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 Cæsar, with which it has often been confused.

Definition of Aurochs

1. Noun. An extinct European mammal, ''Bos primigenius'', the ancestor of domestic cattle. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The European bison (''Bison bonasus'', or ''Europæus''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aurochs

1. an extinct European ox [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Aurochs

1. The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europaeus), 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 Caesar, with which it has often been confused. Origin: G. Auerochs, OHG. Rohso; r (cf. AS. R) + ohso ox, G. Ochs. Cf. Owre, Ox. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aurochs

auriscope
auriscopes
auriscopic
auriscopy
aurist
aurists
aurited
aurivilliusite
aurivorous
auro-
aurocephalous
auroch
aurochloride
aurochlorides
aurochromoderma
aurochs (current term)
aurochsen
aurochses
aurocyanide
aurocyanides
aurodox
auromercaptoacetanilid
aurone
auropalpebral reflex
aurophilic
aurora
aurora-colored
aurora australis
aurora austrealis
aurora borealis

Literary usage of Aurochs

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1. The Journal of Science (1864)
"''The third is a kind of them which are called aurochs («rt). These are of a size little less than elephants ; in appearance, colour, and form they are ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In this work appear woodcuts—rude but characteristic and unmistakable—of two distinct types of Europe» wild cattle; one the aurochs, or ur, and the other ..."

3. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1849)
"The male aurochs is upwards of six feet in height at the shoulders, and is a most formidable animal; so great is its strength that, according to Dr. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"makes it a native of Mauritania, and the aurochs, and of the forest which it inhabits, is couples it with the dorcas. According to Oppian, given in the ..."

5. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by William Somerville Orr (1855)
"Anciently the aurochs, also called the Urus and European Bison, abounded in all those parts of Europe which were covered with forests ; but it is now almost ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1844)
"Urm priscus, Fossil aurochs. The former existence of a gigantic species of this subgenus is unequivocally established by fossil remains of the cranium and ..."

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