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Aurochs vs. Ox

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Aurochsnoun

An extinct European mammal, Bos primigenius, the ancestor of domestic cattle.

Oxnoun

An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus).

Aurochsnoun

(zoology) The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europæus).

Oxnoun

Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.

Aurochsnoun

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.

Oxnoun

The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

‘All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.’;

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Aurochsnoun

European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison

Oxnoun

an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

Aurochsnoun

large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle

Oxnoun

any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

Aurochs

The aurochs (Bos primigenius) ( or ), also known as aurochsen, urus or ure, is a species of large wild cattle that inhabited Asia, Europe and North Africa. While the wild subspecies, including the nominal subspecies Bos primigenius primigenius is extinct, extant domestic cattle are considered subspecies of aurochs.

Oxnoun

a domesticated bovine animal kept for milk or meat; a cow or bull

‘he was tall and broad and as strong as an ox’;

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Oxnoun

a castrated bull used as a draught animal

‘an ox cart’;

Oxnoun

used in names of wild animals related to or resembling a domesticated ox, e.g. musk ox.

Ox

An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock (in BrE, AusE& IndE), is a male bovine trained and used as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration inhibits testosterone and aggression, which makes the males docile and safer to work with.

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