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moose

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noun \ˈmüs\

Simple Definition of moose

  • : a large animal with very large, flat antlers that lives in forests in the northern part of America, Europe, and Asia

Full Definition of moose

plural moose

  1. 1 :  a ruminant mammal (Alces alces) with humped shoulders, long legs, and broadly palmated antlers that is the largest existing member of the deer family and inhabits forested areas of Canada, the northern United States, Europe, and Asia

  2. 2 capitalized [Loyal Order of Moose] :  a member of a major benevolent and fraternal order

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Origin of moose

of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett moos moose


First Known Use: 1603

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Moose

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geographical name \ˈmüs\

Definition of Moose

  1. river 50 miles (80 kilometers) Canada in NE Ontario flowing NE into James Bay; estuary of Abitibi, Mattagami, & other rivers




MOOSE Defined for Kids

moose

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noun \ˈmüs\

Definition of moose

plural moose

  1. :  a large animal with broad flattened antlers and humped shoulders that is related to the deer and lives in forests of Canada, the northern United States, Europe, and Asia




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