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Definition of the noun american elk

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  1. large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
  2. common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific names: Cervus merriami / species Cervus merriami / Cervus elaphus
    • synonyms of American elk: elk / red deer / wapiti
    • more generic words: cervid / deer = distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
    • more specific words:
      • hart / stag = a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
      • hind = a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
      • brocket = male red deer in its second year
    • member of: Cervus / genus Cervus = the type genus of the Cervidae
    • geographic area: Africa, Australia, Middle America, North America, South America, Europe and Asia
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
      map of observational data from the GBIF
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American elk

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

The North American elk or wapati (Cervus canadensis) is the largest member of the red deer family; a mature male, or bull, weighs between 661 and 772 pounds and stands 59 inches tall at the shoulder. The females, or cows, are significantly ...

Google previewA New Family Encyclopedia; Or, Compendium of Universal Knowledge (1831)

Comprehending a Plain and Practical View of Those Subjects Most Interesting to Persons, in the Ordinary Professions of Life ... by Charles Augustus Goodrich

AMERICAN ELK. REIN DEER. genus, and is dry and harsh. The young deer or fawns are mostly spotted with white, upon a brownish yellow ground. The males of this genus are all provided with horns, which are variously branched.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Consider the differences between cattle and North American elk and bison. Even “domesticated” elk and bison on farms need to be kept behind tall wire mesh fences because they will leap over the petty barbed wire fences that easily restrict .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

American Elk. In Big Game of North America; Schmodt, J.L., Gilbert, D.L., Eds.; Stackpole Books: Harrisburg, PA, 1978; ...

Google previewThe Everything Large-Print Crossword Dictionary (2010)

Finding a solution has never been easier! by Charles Timmerman

arab5anglo, asian American ___ 3 elm 4 idol American buffalo 5 bison “ American Buffalo”playwright 5 mamet American composer Ned 5 rorem American Dance Theater founder 5ailey 10 alvinailey American dogwood 5 osier American elk ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 515 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

AMERICAN ELK ELLIPSIS 3. ELIIN8 ELKINS, a city of West Virginia, the county- seat of Randolph co. It 18 on the Western Maryland and the Coal and Coke railroads. The chief industries are tanning, locomotive and car repairing, and the ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The true American elk, or moose (as it is universally called here), alee Americanus (Jar- dine), exceeds all other existing deer in size and strength, and unites to great speed remarkable powers of endurance; it is as large as a horse, standing 5 ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge ... (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

is brownish black, darker in winter than in summer; the limbs, the sides o - American Elk. of the head, and the mane are of a lighter color than the body. Es. are sometimes seen in small herds, but often singly; they are now ...


American elk (C. Canadensis) ; common deer ( C. Virginians!)...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

wapiti American dogwood osier American duck redhead American dustbin trashcan American elk moose, wapiti American elm ulmus American emblem eagle American essayist Emerson American evangelist Graham, McPherson American ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

United States American bison: 7 buffalo; 10 Bison bison American Cancer Society: 3 ACS American Chemical Society: 3 ACS American Civil War: 19 War between the States American eagle: 9 bald eagle American elk: 6 wapiti American ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

American Elk. Caprtolut. Roebuck. Destitute of canine teeth and lachrymal sinus; horns nearly allied to the elk's; a small antler to the front, high over the beam, and the superior part being turned backwards forms a fork. Subulo. Brocket. Muzzle ...

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