What is another word for elk?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛlk] (IPA)

Elk are majestic animals that reside in the Northern Hemisphere. The word "elk" is used primarily in North America, but this animal has different names in other parts of the world. The most common synonym for elk is "wapiti," which is the Shawnee word for "white rump." In Europe, elk is known as "moose," which can be confusing for North Americans who use the term "moose" to describe a different species. In Scandinavia, elk is known as "älg." In Russia, elk is called "serye oleni," which means "gray deer." Regardless of the name used, elk are a fascinating species that are enjoyed by many people around the world.

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What are the hyponyms for Elk?

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  • hyponyms for elk (as nouns)

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Usage examples for Elk

I have killed quite a number of elk since that time in the mountains of Oregon, but I have never seen one larger than one of those, although I have seen much larger and finer antlers than adorned the heads of any of them.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
Somewhat disappointed with my failure to get a shot at an elk on the preceding day, I again accompanied the hunters.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
Myself and companion were camping on Dead Indian Prairie, when we were informed that there were some fresh elk-tracks near a large wet prairie some three miles from our camp.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs

Famous quotes with Elk

  • The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
    Meriwether Lewis
  • At the age of thirty, or thereabouts, this young Nobleman had not only had every experience that life has to offer, but had seen the worthlessness of them all.Two things alone remained to him in which he now put any trust: dogs and nature; an elk-hound and a rose bush. The world, in all its variety, life in all its complexity, had shrunk to that. Dogs and a bush were the whole of it.
    Virginia Woolf

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