aurochs aurochs

Definition(s):

  1. (n) European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
  2. (n) large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle

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  1. All around, rhinos, bison, aurochs, lions, deer and reindeer appeared, as if born of the cave itself.
  2. The aurochs were the last of their kind surviving from prehistoric times.
  3. The dim shrines bristled with enormous horns of the fierce wild aurochs.

News

  • Inside China: China touts euro landing craft

    Chinese state-owned media recently showcased the importance of its newly delivered Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft. The world's largest hovercraft was built and sold to China by Ukraine. Col. Gen Yansheng , spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, confirmed May 30 that the first Zubr [aurochs or European Bison] had ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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