Moose bird
moose moose (m[=oo]s), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A large cervine mammal ({Alces alces} syn. {Alces machlis}, syn {Alces Americanus}), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zo["o]logists is considered the same species. See {Elk}. [1913 Webster]

2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose. [Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose. [PJC]

{Moose bird} (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See {Whisky jack}.

{Moose deer}. Same as {Moose}.

{Moose yard} (Zo["o]l.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection. [1913 Webster]


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