Al·​ces | \ ˈal-ˌsēz \

Definition of Alces

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

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First Known Use of Alces

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alces

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

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“Alces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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