noun au·rochs \ˈa-ˌräks, ˈr-ˌäks\
plural aurochs

Definition of AUROCHS

:  an extinct large long-horned wild ox (Bos primigenius) of Europe that is the ancestor of domestic cattle

Origin of AUROCHS

German, from Old High German ūrohso, from ūro aurochs + ohso ox; akin to Old English ūr aurochs — more at ox
First Known Use: 1766


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