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wap·i·ti

 (wŏp′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. wapiti or wap·i·tis
See elk.

[Shawnee waapiti.]
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wapiti

(ˈwɒpɪtɪ)
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]
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elk

(ɛlk)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wapiti - large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the malewapiti - large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Cervus, genus Cervus - the type genus of the Cervidae
2.wapiti - common deer of temperate Europe and Asiawapiti - common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Cervus, genus Cervus - the type genus of the Cervidae
stag, hart - a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
hind - a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
brocket - male red deer in its second year
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On the day visitors were able to see 14 aircraft, including Avro 504s and Wapitis. Highlights of the day included formation flying by the Wapitis and the opportunity to sit in a Wapiti for a small fee.
Number 10 Bomber-Reconnaissance Squadron on the east coast flew Wapitis, an aircraft only modestly superior to WWI machines.