American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. It is the largest animal of its kind in America, and corresponds to the elk of Europe, being very different from the American elk or wapiti, Elaphus (Cervus) canadensis. The male may attain the height of 17 hands, and weigh 1, 000 pounds or more. The form is very ungainly, with humped withers and sloping quarters, and a very heavy, unshapely head. The horns are enormous and completely palmate, with many short points. A kind of bag or pouch hangs from the throat. The limbs are thick, with broad hoofs; the tail is very short; the ears are large and slouching; and the muzzle is very broad, with a thick pendulous upper lip. The color is brown of variable shade. The female is hornless, and much smaller and more slightly built than the male. The moose inhabits the northernmost part of the United States, as northern New England, and much of British America. The cut at elk is an equally good figure of the moose.
- n. The Alaskan moose has been described as a new species, Alces gigas, distinguished by its larger teeth and antlers, and by other characteristics.
- n. obsolete, rare A stew.
- n. US The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers.
- n. Plural form of moose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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. Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
- n. A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.
- n. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
- 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)
- Eastern Abenaki mos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As I sat before the fire on my fir-twig seat, without walls above or around me, I remembered how far on every hand that wilderness stretched, before you came to cleared or cultivated fields, and wondered if any bear or moose was watching the light of my fire; for nature looked sternly upon me on account of the _murder of the moose_.”
“The Europeans in Ceylon know it by the name of the "moose deer;" and in all probability the terms _musk_ and _moose_ are both corruptions of the”
“But the moose is a sweetei (not so much though if they munch on your garden ...).”
“It's a little scary (the moose is the worst of it -- even trumps bear) but these sorts of things leave you alone unless you surprise them.”
“Nikkinen believes the moose is a youngster, about a year and a half old. ...”
“According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the correct plural of "moose" is "moose.”
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“Although I believe sportsmen who compete should have the right to own assault weapons whereas a hunter shouldn't because you don't need an M-4 assault rifle to kill a moose from a helicopter like that Quitter Palin in Alaska. na”
“Like if you are going to hunt coyotes in british colombia, use a 257 mag because a wolf, bear, cougar, or moose is going to laugh at you when you shoot it with a 22-250 and its explosive bullets.”
“So the gold-scales were brought from the trading post, while Porportuk went away and came back with a man at his heels, on whose shoulders was a weight of gold-dust in moose-hide sacks.”
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