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au·rochs

 (ou′rŏks′, ôr′ŏks′)
n. pl. aurochs
1. A wild ox (Bos primigenius) of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia that became extinct in the 17th century and is believed to be the ancestor of domestic cattle. Also called urus.
2. See wisent.

[Obsolete German, variant of German Auerochs, from Middle High German ūrohse, from Old High German ūrohso : ūro, aurochs + ohso, ox; see uks-en- in Indo-European roots.]
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aurochs

(ˈɔːrɒks)
n, pl -rochs
1. (Animals) a recently extinct member of the cattle tribe, Bos primigenius, that inhabited forests in N Africa, Europe, and SW Asia. It had long horns and is thought to be one of the ancestors of modern cattle. Also called: urus
2. (Palaeontology) a recently extinct member of the cattle tribe, Bos primigenius, that inhabited forests in N Africa, Europe, and SW Asia. It had long horns and is thought to be one of the ancestors of modern cattle. Also called: urus
[C18: from German, from Old High German ūrohso, from ūro bison + ohso ox]
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au•rochs

(ˈɔr ɒks)

n., pl. -rochs.
1. a large, extinct European wild ox, Bos primigenius.
2. bison. (def. 2).
[1760–70; < German, variant (now obsolete) of Auerochs, Old High German ūrohso=ūr (c. Old English ūr bison) + ohso ox]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aurochs - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bisonaurochs - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
genus Bison - sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
2.aurochs - large recently extinct long-horned European wild oxaurochs - large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
wild ox, ox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
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Translations

aurochs

[ˈɔːrɒks] Nuro m, aurochs m
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aurochs

nAuerochse m, → Ur m
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We don't know which animal yet - I think red deer, although it could be auroch or mammoth.
Tunks holds degrees from Monash and the University of Tasmania and has held senior executive positions in range of companies, including Auroch Minerals Ltd (ASX:AOU), A-Cap Resources Ltd (ASX:ACB), IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) and Abosso Goldfields.
So far, excavation work on the site has found a Mesolithic tool, flints and a skeleton of an auroch, an ancestor to domestic cattle, found by a local butcher in the 1960s.
So far, excavation work on the site has found a Mesolithic tool, flints and the skeleton of an auroch, an ancestor to domestic cattle, found by a local butcher in the 1960s.
To reiterate her point, she tells a story about an ancient, bovine creature called the auroch that would "gobble them cavebabies down right in front of the cave-baby parents," just as the humans gobble down the crawfish that are currently squirming about on the picnic table in front of them.
He was previously the managing director of Auroch Minerals NL, an ASX an exploration company in Mozambique.
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Evidence has also been found of Auroch teeth, huge creatures even large than bulls, at the site at Blick Mead, which is close to a spring and around a mile from the later, Neolithic, monument at Stonehenge.
The auroch, that "feral, ancient European bison" whose images adorn cave walls, what A.J.
The wild auroch, Bos primigenius, is the progenitor of all taurine and zebu cattle (Edwards et al., 2007).