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.

Exact synonyms: Alces Alces, Elk, Moose
Generic synonyms: Cervid, Deer
Group relationships: Alces, Genus Alces

Lexicographical Neighbors of European Elk

European country
European cranberry
European cranberry bush
European cranberrybush
European creeper
European cuckoo
European curlew
European dewberry
European dogtooth
European dragon
European dragons
European eel
European eels
European elder
European elk (current term)
European elm
European field elm
European fire salamander
European flatfish
European fly honeysuckle
European gallinule
European garden spider
European garden spiders
European goatsucker
European hackberry
European hake
European hare
European hares
European honeysuckle

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 ..."

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