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noun 
  1. (US, Canada) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers (like moose do.)
  2. The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: eland , Europese eland
  • French: élan , élan d'Europe , orignal (Canada-Quebec)
  • German: Elch , Europí¤ischer Elch
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: alce
Etymology: Middle English elk < Old English eolc < Old Norse elgr or Middle High German elch, both < Proto-Germanic
  • elkh- < Proto-Indo-European
  • ol-/
  • el- (red, brown).



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