moose

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noun \ˈmüs\

Definition of moose

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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 U.S., Europe, and Asia

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

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Origin and Etymology of moose

of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett moos moose


First Known Use: 1603

Other Mammals Terms


Moose

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geographical name \ˈmüs\

Definition of Moose

  1. river 50 miles (80 kilometers) long in northeastern Ontario, Canada, flowing northeast into James Bay The Moose River is actually an estuary of the Abitibi, Mattagami, and other rivers.


MOOSE Defined for English Language Learners

moose

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noun \ˈmüs\

Definition of moose for English Language Learners

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


MOOSE Defined for Kids

moose

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noun \ˈmüs\

Definition of moose for Students

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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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