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urus

[ yoo r-uh s ]
/ ˈyʊər əs /
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noun, plural u·rus·es.

the aurochs.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for urus

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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