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n. pl. wapiti or wap·i·tis
n, pl -tis
(Animals) a large deer, Cervus canadensis, with large much-branched antlers, native to North America and now also common in the South Island of New Zealand. Also called: American elk or Canadian elk
[C19: from Shawnee, literally: white deer, from wap (unattested) white; from the animal's white tail and rump]
n., pl. elks, (esp. collectively) elk for 1, 2.
1. Also called wapiti. a large North American deer, Cervus canadensis.
2. the moose, Alces alces.
3. pliable leather made from elk hide or from skin, as cowhide, tanned to resemble it.
4. (cap.) a member of a fraternal organization (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) that supports various charitable causes.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English eolc,eolh]
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|Noun||1.||wapiti - large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male|
|2.||wapiti - common deer of temperate Europe and Asia|
hind - a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
brocket - male red deer in its second year