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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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations
أيِّل شَّمال أمريكي
los
elg
põder
hirvi
elgur
alces
alnis
los
älg
Kanada geyiği

moose

[muːs] N (moose (pl)) → alce m

moose

[ˈmuːs] [moose] (pl) nélan m

moose

n pl <-> → Elch m

moose

[muːs] n pl invalce m

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.
References in classic literature ?
Further to mitigate his predicament, on the fifth day he killed a wounded moose that weighed over half a ton.
Like the smoker on the opium couch refocusing his eyes from the spacious walls of dream to the narrow confines of the mean little room, so Old Tarwater stared vague-eyed before him across his dying fire, at a huge moose that stared at him in startlement, dragging a wounded leg, manifesting all signs of extreme exhaustion; it, too, had been straying blindly in the shadow-land, and had wakened to reality only just ere it stepped into Tarwater's fire.
With the clearing of the sky after the great cold came on, he had located his bearings, and he knew that both wounded moose had trailed to him from the east.
They lived on an almost straight- meat diet of moose, caribou, and smoked salmon, eked out with wild berries and somewhat succulent wild roots they had stocked up with in the summer.
As the fall of the year came on, the moose appeared in greater abundance, moving slowly down to meet the winter in the lower and less rigorous valleys.
At such times Buck did not attempt to stay him, but loped easily at his heels, satisfied with the way the game was played, lying down when the moose stood still, attacking him fiercely when he strove to eat or drink.
As the moose were coming into the land, other kinds of life were coming in.
At last, at the end of the fourth day, he pulled the great moose down.
I wisht they'd spring up a bunch of moose or something, an' go away an' leave us alone," Bill said.
I shot it out of the pack in a moose pasture over 'on Little Stick.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes --for an Indian, Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression --all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.