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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moosemus(n.)(pl.)moose.

  1. a large, long-headed deer, Alces alces, of the Northern Hemisphere: the male has enormous palmate antlers.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of moose:

1595–1605, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki mos]

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moose(noun)mus

    a large North American deer

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

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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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

moose(noun)

a type of large deer found in North America, and also in northern Europe where it is known as the elk.

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