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Urus definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

U'RUS,
URE, n. [L. urus.] The wild bull.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle [syn: aurochs, urus, Bos primigenius]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ?ro aurochs more at aurochs Date: 1601 aurochs 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. = AUROCHS. Etymology: L f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Urus 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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