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[ yoo r-uh s ]
/ ˈyʊər əs /

noun, plural u·rus·es.

the aurochs.


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Nearby words

uruguayan, uruk, urumchi, urumiyeh, urundi, urus, urushiol, us, us customary system, usa, usable

Origin of urus

1595–1605; < Latin ūrus a kind of wild ox (cognate with Greek oûros) < Germanic; compare Old English, Old High German ūr, Old Norse ūrr Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for urus


/ (ˈjʊərəs) /

noun plural uruses

another name for the aurochs

Word Origin for urus

C17: from ūrus, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ūr, Old Norse urr, Greek ouros aurochs
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