Definition of wapiti in English:

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wapiti

Pronunciation: /ˈwäpədē/

noun (plural wapitis)

Another term for elk.
Example sentences
  • We have a wapiti [elk], which was shot in Canada by one of the pilots in 1917 and subsequently mounted in the Mess.
  • A wapiti lies upside down to the lower right.
  • The National Wildlife Society judged his comprehensive wapiti study, The Elk of North America, the ‘outstanding publication on terrestrial wildlife’ in 1951.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Shawnee, literally 'white rump'.

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Syllabification: wap·i·ti

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