Definition of moose in English:

moose

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Pronunciation: /muːs
 
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noun (plural same)

A large deer with palmate antlers and a growth of skin hanging from the neck, native to northern Eurasia and northern North America. Also called elk in Britain.
  • Alces alces, family Cervidae
More example sentences
  • Expect to spot bison, elk, deer, moose, coyote and many winter birds during your ski.
  • In the north, the densities of large game such as caribou, moose, and deer are relatively low.
  • The only plant eaters to survive were reindeer that grazed on lichens and moose that fed on willows.

Origin

early 17th century: from Abnaki mos.

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