Definitions for wapitiˈwɒp ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wap•i•tiˈwɒp ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-tis; -ti.

  1. Category: Mammals

    Ref: elk (def. 1). 2

Origin of wapiti:

1806, Amer.; < Shawnee wa·piti lit., white rump (Proto-Algonquian *wa·p- white +*-etwiy- rump); introduced as an E word by U.S. physician and naturalist Benjamin S. Barton

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wapiti, elk, American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis(noun)

    large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male

  2. red deer, elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus(noun)

    common deer of temperate Europe and Asia

Wiktionary

  1. wapiti(Noun)

    The American elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis or Cervus canadensis). It was formerly considered to be in the same species as the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.

  2. Origin: From waapiti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wapiti(noun)

    the American elk (Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size

Freebase

  1. Wapiti

    Wapiti is an unincorporated community in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is situated along the North Fork of the Shoshone River in Shoshone National Forest, between Cody and the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The location is named after the Cree Indian word for elk. It is the location of the Wapiti Ranger Station, a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82450. Public education in the community of Wapiti is provided by Park County School District #6.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elk(noun)

a large North American deer.

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