Definitions

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  • n. The wapiti, or American elk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wapiti, or wapiti, or American elk.

Etymologies

From an Indian name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This insect likewise infests the red-deer (wawaskeesh) but its ova are not found in the skin of the moose or buffalo, nor, as we have been informed, of the sheep and goat that inhabit the Rocky Mountains, although the reindeer found in those parts (which are of an unusually large kind) are as much tormented by them as the barren-ground variety.

    The Journey to the Polar Sea

  • (_wawaskeesh_,) but its ova are not found in the skin of the moose, or buffalo, nor, as we have been informed, of the sheep and goat that inhabit the Rocky Mountains, although the rein-deer found in those parts, (which are of an unusually large kind,) are as much tormented by them as the barren-ground variety.

    Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2

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