aurochs definition

  • noun:
    • See urus.
    • See wisent.
    • An extinct European mammal, Bos primigenius, the ancestor of domestic cattle.
    • The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europæus).
    • The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Bison Europæus), 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 Cæsar, with which it has often been confused.
    • A species of wild ox or buffalo, the bonasos of Aristotle, bison of Pliny, the European bison, Bos or Bison bonasus of contemporary naturalists.
    • big recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of several ancestors of domestic cattle
    • European bison having a smaller sized and greater head as compared to North American bison
    • See urus.
    • See wisent.
    • An extinct European mammal, Bos primigenius, the ancestor of domestic cattle.
    • The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europæus).
    • The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Bison Europæus), when commonly distributed, nevertheless now nearly extinct, except where shielded into the Lithuanian woodlands, and perhaps in Caucasus. It really is distinct through the Urus of Cæsar, with which it offers usually been puzzled.
    • A species of crazy ox or buffalo, the bonasos of Aristotle, bison of Pliny, the European bison, Bos or Bison bonasus of contemporary naturalists.
    • huge recently extinct long-horned European crazy ox; considered among the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • European bison having a smaller and higher mind versus us bison

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