from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hoofed mammal (Alces alces) found in forests of northern North America and in Eurasia and having a broad, pendulous muzzle and large, palmate antlers in the male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stew.
- n. The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers.
- n. Plural form of moose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoölogists is considered the same species. See elk.
- n. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
- n. A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An animal of the family Cervidæ, the Cervus alces or Alces malchis of those who hold that it is the same as the elk of Europe; the moose-deer of America, by some considered specifically distinct from the elk of Europe, and then called Alces americana.
- n. The Alaskan moose has been described as a new species, Alces gigas, distinguished by its larger teeth and antlers, and by other characteristics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
Eastern Abenaki mos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch moes. (Wiktionary)
Earlier mus, moos, from a Northeastern Algonquian language (compare Massachusett dialectal / Narragansett moos, Penobscot mos, Abenaki moz), from moos-u ‘he strips, cuts smooth’, from Proto-Algonquian *mō·swa, referring to how a moose strips tree bark when feeding. (Wiktionary)