aurochs

noun au·rochs \ ˈau̇-ˌräks , ˈȯr-ˌäks \

Definition of aurochs

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

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Origin and Etymology of aurochs

German, from Old High German ūrohso, from ūro aurochs + ohso ox; akin to Old English ūr aurochs — more at ox


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