Au"rochs (?), n. [G. auerochs, OHG. rohso; r (cf. AS. r) + ohso ox, G. ochs. Cf. Owre, Ox.] Zool.

The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europaeus), 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 Caesar, with which it has often been confused.

Editor's Note: Webby is a bit confused. The animal he is describing in this definition is more accurately termed the Wisent. Webby defines the animal we now call the "Aurochs" under Urus.


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