moose

moose

(ms), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.] 1. (Zol.) 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 zologists is considered the same species. See Elk.
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2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose. [Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's.]
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2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.
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Moose bird (Zol.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See Whisky jack. -- Moose deer. Same as Moose. -- Moose yard (Zol.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.
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