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 for Aurochs
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aurochs \Au"rochs\ ([add]"r[o^]ks), n. [G. auerochs, OHG.
     [=u]rohso; [=u]r (cf. AS. [=u]r) + ohso ox, G. ochs. Cf.
     Owre, Ox.] (Zool.)
     The European bison ({Bison bonasus, or Bison Europ[ae]us),
     once widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where
     protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the
     Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of C[ae]sar, with
     which it has often been confused.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: European bison having a smaller and higher head than the
           North American bison [syn: wisent, aurochs, Bison
      2: large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox;
         considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle [syn:
         aurochs, urus, Bos primigenius]

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