Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The North American stag or elk, Cervus canadensis, which is the North American representative of the stag or red deer of Europe, and resembles the latter, though it is much larger and of a stronger make, being one of the largest living representatives of the family Cervidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The American elk (Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.

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  • noun US, Canada The American elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis or Cervus canadensis). It was formerly considered to be in the same species as the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
  • noun large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shawnee waapiti.]

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From Cree or Shawnee waapiti ("elk; white rump").

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