One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.
Alces alces, family CervidaeAlso called elk in Britain
- ‘It is also home to deer, elk and moose, and the rivers and lakes are alive with fish.’
- ‘Elusive moose and black bears also live here, as do less frequently seen grizzly bears.’
- ‘Expect to spot bison, elk, deer, moose, coyote and many winter birds during your ski.’
- ‘Many ravens were seen and heard but the highlight of the trip was seeing the reindeer and moose.’
- ‘Occasionally they can see a mandarin or spotbill duck even a moose.’
- ‘You're likely to see grizzly bears, moose, and elk, and hear wolves howling at night.’
- ‘Other wildlife one can encounter in the winter includes moose, deer, fox and otter.’
- ‘Its forest covers an area half the size of Wales and supports a healthy population of wolves, moose and bears.’
- ‘If you're lucky, you might spot a moose or hear the eerie howl of a gray wolf.’
- ‘In the north, the densities of large game such as caribou, moose, and deer are relatively low.’
- ‘The only plant eaters to survive were reindeer that grazed on lichens and moose that fed on willows.’
- ‘As we chugged by the prairie, they caught a rare glimpse of a moose, standing next to the tracks.’
- ‘We skied where the only tracks in evidence were our own and those of an occasional moose.’
- ‘In summer you can relax on a deck while watching for moose, deer, coyotes, or foxes to meander by.’
- ‘We also witness huge elk grazing, and for a brief intoxicating moment, a massive moose plodding across a stream.’
Early 17th century: from Eastern Abnaki mos.
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