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Meaning of AUROCHS

Pronunciation:  'orâks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
  2. [n]  European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison

AUROCHS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Bison bonasus, Bos primigenius, urus, wisent
 See Also: bison, Bos, genus Bison, genus Bos, ox, wild ox



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au"rochs\ ([add]"r[o^]ks), n. [G. auerochs, OHG.
[=u]rohso; [=u]r (cf. AS. [=u]r) + ohso ox, G. ochs. Cf.
{Owre}, {Ox}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The European bison ({Bison bonasus, or Europ[ae]us}), once
widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where
protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the
Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of C[ae]sar, with
which it has often been confused.