AskDefine | Define urus

Dictionary Definition

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

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Etymology

From urus, from .

Pronunciation

/ˈjʊərəs/

Noun

  1. The aurochs.
    • 1819: He also brought forth two large drinking cups, made out of the horn of the urus, and hooped with silver. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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