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Meaning of URUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
 

URUS is a 4 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: aurochs, Bos primigenius
 
 See Also: Bos, genus Bos, ox, wild ox

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U"rus\, n. [L.; of Teutonic origin. See {Aurochs}.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A very large, powerful, and savage extinct bovine animal
({Bos urus or primigenius}) anciently abundant in Europe. It
appears to have still existed in the time of Julius C[ae]sar.
It had very large horns, and was hardly capable of
domestication. Called also, {ur}, {ure}, and {tur}.

 

 

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