noun, plural au·rochs.
- aurobindo, sri,
- aurora australis,
- aurora borealis,
Origin of aurochs
Examples from the Web for aurochs
A terrible storm melts the polar ice caps, unleashing a group of prehistoric creatures called Aurochs.The Daily Beast’s Oscar Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway & More|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I saw her on the horns of the aurochs, I heard a voice in my soul saying, 'Defend her!'Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
But our domestic cattle are derived from some form of aurochs—probably from some lesser Central Asiatic variety.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
This is the aurochs, which appears repeatedly on the carvings in the British Museum.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
noun plural -rochs
Word Origin for aurochs
1766, misapplication to the European bison (Bos bison) of a word that actually refers to a species of wild ox (Bos ursus) that went extinct 17c., from German Aurochs, from Old High German urohso, from uro "aurochs" (cognate with Old English ur, Old Norse ürr), of unknown origin, + ohso "ox" (see ox). Latin urus and Greek ouros are Germanic loan-words.