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NOUN (1)

1. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America;
[syn: elk, European elk, moose, Alces alces]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

moose \moose\ (m[=oo]s), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.] 1. (Zool.) A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose. [Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose. [PJC] Moose bird (Zool.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See Whisky jack. Moose deer. Same as Moose. Moose yard (Zool.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

moose n 1: large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America [syn: elk, European elk, moose, Alces alces]