Definition of European elk
1. Noun. Large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called 'elk' in Europe and 'moose' in North America.
Generic synonyms: Cervid, Deer
Group relationships: Alces, Genus Alces
Lexicographical Neighbors of European Elk
Literary usage of European elk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Moose Book: Facts and Stories from Northern Forests by Samuel Merrill (1920)
"European elk IN WAR-TIME (See pages 284, 291.) IT would be interesting to know to what extent the elk of Europe contributed to relieve the food shortage ..."
2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"The European elk seems to attain a size equal to that of the moose, measuring 6 feet high at the shoulder. The period of life is said to be about 20 years. ..."
3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"The Order of Elks now use imitation elk's teeth made of metal or composition. The European elk, the largest of European deer, is similar to the huge, ..."
4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"In this particular all of the elk kind agree, as well the European elk as the grey ... There is but very little difference between the European elk and the ..."
5. The Antelope and Deer of America: A Comprehensive Scientific Treatise Upon by John Dean Caton (1877)
"The first of these which demand our attention are the American Moose and the European elk. These are not alike absolutely, nor are the individuals composing ..."