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NOUN (2)

1. large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male;
[syn: wapiti, elk, American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis]

2. common deer of temperate Europe and Asia;
[syn: red deer, elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wapiti \Wap"i*ti\, n. [Probably the Iroquois name. Bartlett.] (Zool.) The American elk (Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size. [1913 Webster] Note: By some writers it is thought to be a variety of the red deer, but it is considered a distinct species by others. It is noted for the large, branching antlers of the male. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wapiti n 1: large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male [syn: wapiti, elk, American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis] 2: common deer of temperate Europe and Asia [syn: red deer, elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus]