European elk

European elk
noun
large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
Syn: ↑elk, ↑moose, ↑Alces alces
Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid
Member Holonyms: ↑Alces, ↑genus Alces

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the moose, Alces alces.

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  • European elk — briedis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alces alces angl. elk; European elk; moose; moose deer vok. Elch; Elen; Elentier; Elk; europäischer Elch; westlicher Elch rus. лось; сохатый pranc. élan; élan à …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • European elk — the moose, Alces alces. * * * …   Universalium

  • elk — ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk {Alces alces} (formerly {Alces machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elk — (ĕlk) n. pl. elk or elks 1) A large reddish brown or grayish deer (Cervus canadensis) of western North America, having long, branching antlers in the male. The elk is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related red deer. Also called… …   Word Histories

  • elk — /elk/, n., pl. elks, (esp. collectively) elk for 1, 2. 1. Also called European elk. the moose, Alces alces. 2. Also called American elk, wapiti. a large North American deer, Cervus canadensis, the male of which has large, spreading antlers. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • elk — n. 1) a herd of elk 2) a female elk is a cow 3) a male elk is a bull USAGE NOTE: The European elk is the North American moose. The North American elk resembles the European red deer, but is larger * * * [elk] a female elk is a cow a herd of elk a …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Elk — briedis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alces alces angl. elk; European elk; moose; moose deer vok. Elch; Elen; Elentier; Elk; europäischer Elch; westlicher Elch rus. лось; сохатый pranc. élan; élan à …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • elk — briedis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alces alces angl. elk; European elk; moose; moose deer vok. Elch; Elen; Elentier; Elk; europäischer Elch; westlicher Elch rus. лось; сохатый pranc. élan; élan à …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • elk — [elk] n plural elk [: Old English; Origin: eolh] 1.) BrE a very large brown North American, European, and Asian animal with wide flat horns American Equivalent: moose 2.) AmE a large North American ↑deer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elk — elk, elke elke, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European wild or whistling swan ({Cygnus ferus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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