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1. aurochs

noun. large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle.

Synonyms

  • urus
  • Bos primigenius
  • genus Bos
  • wild ox
  • Bos

Etymology

  • Aurochs (German)

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2. aurochs

noun. European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison.

Synonyms

  • wisent
  • Bison bonasus
  • bison

Etymology

  • Aurochs (German)

Example sentences of the word aurochs


1. Noun, singular or mass
The extinct aurochs, one of the largest grazing animals of the Pleistocene, is the foundation stock of all domestic cattle today.

2. Verb, base form
A current program is underway in Europe to resurrect by back-breeding an animal similar to aurochs, but even if this succeeds, it probably will not be in demand for ranching.

3. Adverb
The historic ancestors of the cow were aurochs, a long legged horned version of the cow which were hunted to extinction in Poland by the 17th Century according to the Global Invasive Species Database.

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