Definitions for: Urus


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



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: aurochs, Bos primigenius

See Also: Bos, genus Bos, ox, wild ox

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