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(Science: zoology) 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 Caesar. It had very large horns, and was hardly capable of domestication. Called also, ur, ure, and tur.
Origin: L.; of Teutonic origin. See Aurochs.

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