Roosevelt elk


Roo·​se·​velt elk
ˈrōz(ə)ˌvelt- also -vəlt- sometimes ˈrüz-
: a large North American elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) of the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges of the Pacific northwest

Word History


after Theodore Roosevelt

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Roosevelt elk was in 1902

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“Roosevelt elk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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