moose

Definition of moose

Pronunciation: mŌs
n.1.(Zool.) A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many Zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk.
2.A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
2.A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.
Moose bird
(Zool.) the Canada jayor whisky jack. See Whisky jack.
Moose deer
Same as Moose.
Moose yard
(Zool.) a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.

Related Words

Alces, Alces alces, cervid, deer, elk, European elk, genus Alces
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