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n. pl. u·rus·es
[Latin ūrus, of Germanic origin.]
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n, pl uruses
1. (Animals) another name for the aurochs
2. (Palaeontology) another name for the aurochs
[C17: from ūrus, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ūr, Old Norse urr, Greek ouros aurochs]
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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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|Noun||1.||urus - 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
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