from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See urus.
- n. See wisent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An extinct European mammal, Bos primigenius, the ancestor of domestic cattle.
- n. The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europæus).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Bison Europæus), 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 Cæsar, with which it has often been confused.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of wild ox or buffalo, the bonasos of Aristotle, bison of Pliny, the European bison, Bos or Bison bonasus of modern naturalists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
- n. European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
Obsolete German, variant of German Auerochs, from Middle High German ūrohse, from Old High German ūrohso : ūro, aurochs + ohso, ox.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Aurochs, an early variant of Auerochse, from Middle High German ūrochse "aurochs" from Old High German ūrohso "aurochs", a compound consisting of ūro "aurochs" (from Proto-Germanic *ūraz, *ūrô (“aurochs”)) + ohso "ox". Akin to Old English ūr "aurochs", Old Norse ūrr "aurochs", Middle Low German ūrosse "aurochs", Old English oxa "ox". More at ox. (Wiktionary)