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moose

a large mammal of the deer family; a member of a fraternal association
Not to be confused with:
mouse – a small rodent; a computer device
mousse – a dessert made with whipped cream; a gel or foam used to keep the hair in place
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moose

 (mo͞os)
n. pl. moose
A large deer (Alces alces) of northern North American and Eurasian forests, having a broad pendulous muzzle, humped shoulders, and large, palmate antlers in the male.

[Eastern Abenaki mos.]
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moose

(muːs)
n, pl moose
(Animals) a large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk
[C17: from Algonquian; related to Narraganset moos, from moosu he strips, alluding to the moose's habit of stripping trees]
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moose

(mus)

n., pl. moose.
a large, long-headed deer, Alces alces, of the Northern Hemisphere: the male has enormous palmate antlers.
[1595–1605, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki mos]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moose - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the malemoose - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Alces, genus Alces - elk or moose
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Translations
أيِّل شَّمال أمريكي
los
elg
põder
hirvi
elgur
alces
alnis
los
älg
Kanada geyiği

moose

[muːs] N (moose (pl)) → alce m
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moose

[ˈmuːs] [moose] (pl) nélan m
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moose

n pl <-> → Elch m
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moose

[muːs] n pl invalce m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

moose

(muːs) plural moose noun
a type of large deer found in North America, and also in northern Europe where it is known as the elk.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The area hosts a full complement of native ungulates and large carnivores, including Bison, Moose (Alces americanus), Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Dall's Sheep (Ovis dalli), Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Grizzly Bear, Black Bear (Ursus americanus), and Wolves.
Distribution and habitat evaluation of the moose (Alces americanus shirasi) in Uinta Mountains, Utah.
The opportunity to acquire a moose (Alces alces americanus) from the Toronto Zoo (Ontario, Canada) developed.