Cape elk
elk elk ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo["o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk {Alces alces} (formerly {Alces machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis}) the largest member of the deer family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related to the European stag. See {Moose}, and {Wapiti}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Irish elk} (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer ({Cervus giganteus}) with widely spreading antlers. Its remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also Illustration of {Antler}.

{Cape elk} (Zo["o]l.), the eland.


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  • Cape elk — Eland E land, n. [D. eland elk, of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. jelen stag, Russ. ol[ e]ne, Lith. elnis; perh. akin to E. elk.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A species of large South African antelope ({Oreas canna}). It is valued both for its hide and flesh, and is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • elk — ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk {Alces alces} (formerly {Alces machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Elk — This article is about the North American and East Asian animals, also known as wapiti. For the animal Alces alces, called the elk in Europe, see moose. For other uses, see Elk (disambiguation). Wapiti redirects here; for other uses, see Wapiti… …   Wikipedia

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