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aurochs

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noun au·rochs \ˈau̇-ˌräks, ˈȯr-ˌäks\

Definition of aurochs

plural aurochs

  1. :  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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