American elk

American elk
1. large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid
Member Holonyms: ↑Cervus, ↑genus Cervus
2. common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
Syn: ↑red deer, ↑elk, ↑wapiti, ↑Cervus elaphus
Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid
Hyponyms: ↑hart, ↑stag, ↑hind, ↑brocket
Member Holonyms: ↑Cervus, ↑genus Cervus

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elk (def. 2).
[1765-75, Amer.]

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