noun Al·ces \ˈal-ˌsēz\

Definition of Alces

  1. :  the genus of mammals (order Artiodactyla) comprising the moose and the European elk

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Origin and Etymology of alces

New Latin, from Latin, elk, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse elgr elk — more at elk

First Known Use: 1541

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