Definition of elk in English:

elk

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Pronunciation: /ɛlk
 
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noun (plural same or elks)

1 British term for moose.
More example sentences
  • It had yielded both mule deer and elk for us in the past.
  • After I swapped for it, I took six mule deer and an elk before moving up to more ‘modern’ guns.
  • Prion diseases occur in sheep, goats, mink, mule deer, elk, cats and cows.
2 North American term for wapiti.

Origin

late 15th century: probably from Old English elh, eolh, with substitution of k for h.

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