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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elk, European elk, moose, Alces alces(noun)

    large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America

GCIDE

  1. moose(n.)

    A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.

  2. Origin: [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moose(noun)

    a large cervine mammal (Alces machlis, or A. Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk

  2. Origin: [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]

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  1. Moose

    The moose or Eurasian elk is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats. Currently, most moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.


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